By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On May 16th a new Unidade de Ordem Pública (UOP, Public Order Unit) began the patrolling of Catete, Flamengo and Gloria, as part of Rio's Operação Choque de Ordem (Operation Shock and Order). The aim is to combat disorganization in the city, targeting unauthorized street vending, illegal parking, the occupation of sidewalks (i.e. tables and chairs) among other illegalities.
The new UOP force in Catete, Flamengo . . .