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First UPP in Complexo do Alemão: Daily

By Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first UPP (Police Pacification Unit) installation in Complexo do Alemão began on Wednesday, April 18th at two locations with a total of 660 military police officers set to patrol sixteen communities. The initiative is the first step in plans to install a total of eight units that will cover the entire Complexo do Alemão by the end of June.

The area has been occupied by officers of the Police Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) Police Battalion and the Shock (Shock Battalion) since March 28th of this year . . .

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