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Rio’s UPP in Cerro-Corá Fosters Community with Kickboxing

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The small favela community of Cerro-Corá, located on the edge of Zona Sul (South Zone) held a kickboxing graduation ceremony of their community integration program last week on Thursday, March 19th. The entire program is meant to foster positive relationships between the UPP (Police Pacification Unit) and the community through sport.

The kickboxing belt exams and awards event was held at Academia Body Save (Body Save Gym) at Hospital Adventista and was attended by 25 athletes including some from Irajá (Zona Norte/North Zone). The kickboxing members of the UPP . . .

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