Tag Archives: Rio de Janeio civil police

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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Copa Marriott changes ownership amid police flux and further occupation

O Globo reported this week that Host Hotels & Resorts is buying the Copacabana Marriott hotel for US$ 47.5 million. However, Host Hotels is closely related to Marriott, which will continue to manage the property– so the purchase may be … Continue reading

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Elite Squad 2: a call for political change

[UPDATE JAN. 19, 2011 With Brazilian  ticket sales of over 11 million, Elite Squad 2 premieres in the U.S. this Sunday at the Sundance Festival, hors concours. DVD sales in Brazil begin Feb. 10] Tropa de Elite 2 (Elite Squad … Continue reading

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