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Rio protests, Pope, politics, police…. and pacification?

P words Recently a community leader critical of the UPP in his favela told me he’d been to a debate at PUC and was impressed by the students’ opposition to the UPPs. “They’re right,” he said, “but I saw that … Continue reading

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Is the pacification unit still there?

Theoretically, yes Para A UPP ainda existe? clique aqui [UPDATE] The UPP command in these favelas changed in the last week of February. According to the press relations office of the Pacification Police Office, “The current commander of the  Chapéu Mangueira … Continue reading

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