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Police to Pacify Rocinha and Vidigal Favelas

By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last week local media R7 reported that Rocinha, considered the largest favela in Brazil, is next in line to receive a Police Pacifying Unit (UPP).  It was reported that BOPE will invade Rocinha and Vidigal on November 13th in preparation for pacification, although no official confirmation has been made.

Located between the wealthy Zona Sul (South Zone) neighborhoods of São Conrado, Gávea, and Leblon . . .

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