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By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Military police in Rio are gradually replacing their rifles with non-lethal weapons such as electro-shock taser guns, according to an announcement by the government of Rio de Janeiro State...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A public meeting between government officials and members of the local community took place in Rio’s largest favela, Rocinha, on Thursday, November 1st. The forum is part of the UPP...
By Stephen Eisenhammer, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 22nd Police Pacification Unit (UPP) has been inaugurated for the favela communities of Adeus and Baiana, which neighbor Complexo do Alemão in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Norte (North Zone),...

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