UPP Promotes Free Holiday Camps in Rio’s Favela Communities

More than 100 projects developed by the UPP are taking place in communities in Rio de Janeiro.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) of Rocinha, Fé/Sereno, Providência and Batan are promoting free holiday camps during the month of January, with the aim of promoting integration between the police and the community, according to government news sources.

With schools on summer break, while the state's financial crisis cutting security measures and increasing crime statistics, these programs are more important than ever.

The holiday camps are provided . . .

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