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O czar da segurança pública do Rio em fim de mandato: mocinho ou otário?

No livro de memórias, Todo dia é segunda-feira, José Mariano Beltrame faz um relato insider da pacificação — e trata de muito mais que vale a pena ler For Outgoing Rio public safety czar: good guy or sucker?, click here A … Continue reading

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Outgoing Rio public safety czar: good guy or sucker?

In Todo dia é segunda-feira, a memoir, José Mariano Beltrame tells an inside story of pacification, and much more worth reading Politics in Rio de Janeiro are so riddled with disappointments and betrayals that all many cariocas can say about the state public safety secretary whose … Continue reading

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Questions for 2013

Prologue to Farce or Tragedy? Rio has changed hugely in just the last four years. Thanks to economic growth, investment and pacification, the city is more integrated and vibrant than perhaps it has ever been. Cariocas of all classes are freer … Continue reading

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Pacification saves lives: the first full-blown impact study

Still, it needs a significant upgrade, evaluation says Ever since pacification began in Rio de Janeiro, in November 2008, we’ve been hearing (and saying) that social needs must also be met. As the number of UPPs, or police pacification units, … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind

Encontros imediatos do quarto grau [clicar para português] You’re driving slowly on a small street in Rio’s south zone, with two cars visible in your rearview mirror. Suddenly a fourth car appears, blocking your way. Three men get out and each … 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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[UPDATE] Police arrest police, i.e., militia

UPDATE ON MILITIA CRACKDOWN (OCT. 3 2010) O Globo reports Oct. 1 that the North Zone area where the crackdown took place a week ago has now been invaded by drug traffickers. So as not to call attention to themselves, … Continue reading

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