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Rio Inaugurates Two New UPPs in Zona Norte: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two new Police Pacification Units (UPPs) were officially inaugurated by the Rio de Janeiro state government in the city's Zona Norte (North Zone) neighborhoods of Complexo do Lins and Morro Camarista Méier on Monday, December 2nd. These are Rio's 35th and 36th UPPs installed since the program began in 2008.

The UPPs will employ 480 officers to patrol the communities of Complexo do Lins, Morro Camarista Méier and the surrounding areas. An estimated combined population of over 25,000 residents currently call the areas home.

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