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Tag: Policia Militar

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An eleven-year-old girl was killed last week in a police operation targeting drug traffickers in the Quitanda favela in the Complexo da Pedreira in Costa Barros, Zona Norte (North...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Special divisions of Rio de Janeiro’s Polícia Militar (Military Police, PM) have seized arms and drugs, as well as making over fifty arrests, in the second day of a...
By Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Military Police (Polícia Militar, PM) are planning on forming 7,000 new recruits by the end of this year. The main goal is to reach 60,000 PMs - 16,000 more...
By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While the UPP (Police Pacification Unit) program in Rio has had many successes in the past few years confronting drug trafficking in the favelas, the surrounding metropolitan region has seen...
By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Government and police officials are developing new anti-corruption measures, spurred in part by recent events in Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio's Zona Sul (South Zone). A UPP (Police Pacification...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The strikes by police and firefighters that have affected Bahia and Rio de Janeiro, have now reached the capital Brasília, and organizers are speaking out around the...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s public security forces, the Polícia Civil, Polícia Militar and Bombeiros (Firefighters) are threatening to go on strike during the 2012 Carnival period if demands over increased...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Leaders of Rio de Janeiro Polícia Militar (Military Police - PM) strike movement are expected to meet next Wednesday, January 18th, to coordinate strike strategies and discuss their demands. Brazilian...
By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last week local media R7 reported that Rocinha, considered the largest favela in Brazil, is next in line to receive a Police Pacifying Unit (UPP).  It was reported that BOPE...

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