The localized version of justice run by the traficos led to an incredibly low level of crime within the favelas. Just three weeks after their departure residents spoke of increasing rate of crime.
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Last weekend, the Peacekeeping Units (UPP) of the city of Rio de Janeiro faced perhaps their most difficult task in the pacification process, the occupation of the Rocinha community.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- More than 3,000 police and soldiers backed by armored personnel carriers raced into Brazil's biggest slum before dawn Sunday, quickl...
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