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Crime is down in Rio state, to record lows

Rio state’s 1991 is New York City’s 1963 State Public Safety Secretary José Mariano Beltrame announced yesterday that Rio de Janeiro state’s 2010 homicides, robberies, car thefts and other crimes have hit startling lows— and in some cases set records for … Continue reading

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Peace and the police/ Paz e a polícia

“Police reform is happening by way of the UPPs.” –Sílvia Ramos, undersecretary for integrated action in the territory, state UPP social program O Globo reports that Rio’s police are killing fewer people: shooting deaths in police self-defense in August 2010 … Continue reading

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