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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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Crossing urban borders

Para Cruzando fronteiras urbanas, clique aqui New coordinates All of a sudden you surprise some ladies standing in front of the Municipal Theater with the gift of your two tickets to a classical music concert, and run off to see … Continue reading

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Rio pacification at risk?

Only if a time machine existed. Rio de Janeiro has been busily repaving its streets, as part of the revitalization in the runup to all those mega-events. Manhole covers (exploding or not) are a challenge for any city. They end … Continue reading

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Rio’s transformation: a new phase

Tricky moment Crimes targeted by the new public safety policy continue to drop. The number of police pacification units continues to grow, with the current eighteen expected to jump to 28 by October, when ten units will set up in … Continue reading

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Don’t forget Rio’s “suburbs”!

Brazilian counterculture historian Fred Coelho, blogger, DJ and literature professor, urges new encounters First in a series of RioRealblog conversational nuggets about the transformation of cultural life in the marvelous city. With eighteen Police Pacification Units installed in the city of … Continue reading

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A child teaches that Rio police must reduce violence

Eleven-year-old Juan Moraes Neves disappeared June 20 from the Danon favela in Nova Iguaçu. The four police officers reportedly linked to his disappearance are said to have been involved in 37 deaths of suspects in confrontation with the police, or … Continue reading

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