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Tag: UPP in Rocinha

By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Homicide Division of the Civil Police has charged ten Military Police officers with the torture and death of Amarildo de Souza and concealment of a corpse. The assistant bricklayer...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Resident's testimonies and official complaints have brought allegations of police brutality in Rocinha, Brazil's largest favela. In a special report following the well-publicized disappearance of one resident, Amarildo, last seen...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Protests over the disappearance of Amarildo de Souza, a bricklayer and resident of the Rocinha favela community, who was last seen in police custody over three weeks ago, will continue...
By Maria Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The state of Rio issued 2,091 land titles to residents in the iconic favela Rocinha last Friday. These are the first of 9,000 titles the Instituto de Terras e Cartografia...
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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