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The nitty gritty of pacification

Suspicious pockets in Rocinha [UPDATE April 4, 2012 — Military police announced yesterday that by Friday, 700 men and women– the same number responsible for the public safety of the Leblon neighborhood– will be patrolling the alleys of Rocinha. Early … Continue reading

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Taboos / assuntos tabu

Participe no RioRealblog. Quais são os aspectos tabu da transformação do Rio de Janeiro? Quais são as perguntas que permanecem no silêncio? Onde falta o debate?  Deixe seu comentário, abaixo! RioRealblog would like to hear from you. What are the … Continue reading

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Rocinha occupation: the day after

Next may be Complexo da Maré, while former druglord “Nem” is pressured to rat on corrupt police and the search is on for traffickers who got away; favela trash pickup is city’s first priority  Government officials have said that Rio … Continue reading

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Rocinha druglord arrested in diplomatic car trunk

The rest should be simple Seen as the most intelligent and sophisticated of Rio’s drug traffickers, Rocinha’s “Nem”, Antônio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, 35, scurried down no sewage pipe, as some are said to have done a year ago, in the Complexo … Continue reading

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Complexo da Maré: reality check for the elite squad

Since the 2008 start of Rio’s new public safety policy, BOPE, the military police elite squad, has met with community members, but never like this. First of all, the cops weren’t even invited. “When we saw you coming in, the … Continue reading

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Rio public safety policy: everything you always wanted to know

[UPDATE] Secretary Beltrame announced Oct. 21 that Mangueira favela will have a police pacification unit in two weeks at the most, with 403 police officers, serving an estimated 20,000 residents. The elite squad moved in to occupy the area in June; this … Continue reading

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Police shuffle: upshot for Rio

Part of a power struggle? There’s consensus in Rio de Janeiro that police corruption and criminality must be reduced. What we don’t know is if it’s possible to achieve this to a significant degree, in an environment where politicians tomam posse (take … Continue reading

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