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Army to Occupy Maré in Preparation for UPP

By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral, has announced that federal troops will occupy the Complexo da Maré, a complex of favelas in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone). They will be there for an indefinite period of time before a UPP (Police Pacifying Unit) is set up.

BOPE (the Special Operations Battalion of the Military Police) have occupied two of Maré’s favelas, Nova Holanda and Parque União . . .

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