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Witnessing Change In Rio's Favelas

James Denselow | Posted 02.15.2012 | Travel
James Denselow

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.

City Of Hope: The Next Stages Of Rio's War On Drugs

Teresa Goncalves | Posted 01.20.2012 | World
Teresa Goncalves

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.

3,000-Man Operation Storms Brazil's Biggest Slum

AP | By BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 01.13.2012 | World

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...