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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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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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