Tag: Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, September 18th, Rio Civil Police apprehended 26 members of an alleged drug gang said to be responsible for vandalism of several buses and the death of six...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) Captain is dead after being shot on Thursday, September 11th during a confrontation between police and drug-trafficking suspects in Complexo do Alemão, one of...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A German tourist was shot and seriously wounded on Friday, May 30th in Rocinha, Rio's largest favela and increasingly popular destination for visitors to the city. As of Sunday morning,...

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