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Tag: Police Pacifying Unit

By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Protests and accusations of police responsibility have followed the disappearance of a Rocinha resident. Amarildo de Souza, 42, has been missing since July 14th when a large scale anti-trafficking operation...
By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The new Police Pacifying Units (UPPs) commander Colonel Paulo Henrique Azevedo has announce his first order of business. He plans to decentralize the power of the existing 28 UPPs by...

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