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Vila Kennedy Favela Receives Rio’s 38th UPP: Daily

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The community of Villa Kennedy in Rio’s Zona Oeste (West Zone) received the city's 38th UPP (Police Pacification Unit) yesterday morning. The chief of operations of the military police of Rio de Janeiro, colonel Paulo Henrique Moraes, reported that around 6AM the favela was occupied by security forces.

According to Rio's Department of Public Safety, the community was occupied in twenty minutes without . . .

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