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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) program in Rio will undergo major structural reforms, cutting its standing force by one third, according to an announcement made yesterday (August 22nd) by the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A war between drug gang factions in the Cidade Alta of Cordovil, in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, ended yesterday (May 2nd) with at least eight...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Civil Police in Rio have identified those responsible for firing shots just twenty minutes before a scheduled “Desafio da Paz” (Peace Challenge) run in the Complexo do...
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...

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