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Favelas with UPP See Illegal Electric Drop

By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In Rio the Police Pacifying Unit (UPP) program has made notable strides in improving security in favela communities, removing the visibility of powerful drug gangs, as well as helping local businesses grow in some cases. In addition, new research shows a reduction of "gatos" - illegal 'high-jacking' of power - from 70 to 5 . . .

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