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Military Remains in Complexo do Alemão

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Almost one and a half years after occupation by the Brazilian Army, the favelas of Complexo do Alemão and Penha in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone) are still awaiting the installation of Police Pacification Units (UPPs). The transition, which was originally scheduled for October 2011, had been delayed by Governor Sergio Cabral, allowing the army personnel who form the 'peace force' to remain for some time longer.

This will reportedly enable . . .

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