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Rio Creates Commission to Invest in Social Projects in UPPs

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The first meeting of the CEMAPP (Executive Commission on Monitoring and Assessment of Pacification Policies) was held this week, presided by Rio de Janeiro governor, Luiz Fernando Pezão. The commission’s objective is to improve social projects in communities that have already installed a Pacifying Police Unit (UPP).

The commission, created at the beginning of the year, will have representatives from several state departments, such as housing, education, health, sports, social services and human rights, as well representatives from the private sector.

“The military police is increasingly meeting demands . . .

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