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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...
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This month marks the fourth anniversary of Rio de Janeiro’s inaugural Police Pacification Unit (Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, or UPP), installed in the Santa Marta favela community on December...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Businesses in favelas with Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) are showing a trend towards greater growth, according to a recent study by the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). The Brazilian higher education...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalions) assisted by Navy tanks, military police (PMs) and civil police and Federal Highway Police aircraft successfully occupied the Zona Norte (North Zone) favelas of...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Nearly three quarters of people living in Rio de Janeiro now feel safer than three years ago, according to a survey carried out by agency NBS, O Globo newspaper...

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