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Niterói Crime Wave Linked to Rio UPPs

By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While the UPP (Police Pacification Unit) program in Rio has had many successes in the past few years confronting drug trafficking in the favelas, the surrounding metropolitan region has seen crime rates rise as criminals flee the city. The number of arrests in outlying areas like Niterói, São Gonçalo and Duque de Caxias has increased significantly, bringing residents to protest.

According to a February 2012 Public . . .

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