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Editorial: Rio is Burning, the First UPP was Literally Set on Fire

Editorial, by Stone Korshak

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last night the first UPP (Police Peacekeeping Unit) station created in Rio was attacked and literally set on fire. The Santa Marta (aka Dona Marta) UPP was the first to be established back in December 2008, and until recently was considered one of the most successful units of the program.

The symbolism is huge as the state's security situation melts down while the world watches with regret. Reports earlier this week showed a Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?

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