Tag: Police Pacification Units

By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Current research shows that many of Rio de Janeiro's favelas are continuing to grow, despite recent evictions of settlements and containment efforts by the city. Since 2008 Rio de Janeiro...
By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Major news outlet O Globo reported that the press office of the Coordinator of Pacifying Police (CPP) confirmed the change of command in 16 of 38 UPPs in the state...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two new Police Pacification Units (UPPs) were officially inaugurated by the Rio de Janeiro state government in the city's Zona Norte (North Zone) neighborhoods of Complexo do Lins and...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study released by the Laboratório de Análise de Violência (Laboratory for the Analysis of Violence) at UERJ (University of the State of Rio de Janeiro) found that the inauguration...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Nearly three quarters of people living in Rio de Janeiro now feel safer than three years ago, according to a survey carried out by agency NBS, O Globo newspaper...
By Ségolène Poirier, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first UPP (Police Pacification Unit) installation in Complexo do Alemão began on Wednesday, April 18th at two locations with a total of 660 military police officers set to patrol...
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