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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Federal Intervention team in Rio de Janeiro decided to close half of the Pacifying Police Units (UPP) in Rio de Janeiro, G1 website reported on Thursday. The decision...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the increased feeling of security in favela communities with a Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) the latest data by the Public Security Institute (ISP) shows that violent deaths increased...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following the shooting and death of a seventeen-year-old in the Rio de Janeiro favela community of Morro da Providência early on Tuesday, September 29th, a secretly recorded video of...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Current research shows that many of Rio de Janeiro's favelas are continuing to grow, despite recent evictions of settlements and containment efforts by the city. Since 2008 Rio de Janeiro...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The first meeting of the CEMAPP (Executive Commission on Monitoring and Assessment of Pacification Policies) was held this week, presided by Rio de Janeiro governor, Luiz Fernando Pezão. The commission’s...
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 George Utley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The area outside the FIFA FanFest in Copacabana, Zona Sul (South Zone) was the setting for two protests yesterday (June 23rd) afternoon, which merged into one and continued marching together....
By Benjamin Parkin, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police carried out a major operation in Cidade de Deus (City of God), Zona Oeste (West Zone), on Monday, in response to an attack on the local UPP (Police...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday morning, March 30th, police and armed forces began the occupation of the Complexo da Maré, a group of favelas in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone). State Governor...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – State and federal security forces occupied the communities of Complexo do Caju and Barreira do Vasco during the early hours of Sunday, March 3rd. Over 1,300 armed forces including...
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