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Increased Police Presence in Zona Norte

By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - New construction scheduled for a complex of police stations, combined with announcements of the reinforcement officers and UPPs in Zona Norte (North Zone), has set the stage for an increasing police presence in the area. As the London Olympic Games end, international attention has shifted to the progress of Rio's infrastructure and security programs in preparation of the 2016 Olympics

Founded in 2008, Unidades de Polícia Pacificadora (UPPs) or pacifying police in favelas has . . .

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