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Zero-tolerance “Shock of Order” in Rio’s Centro

By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Mayor Eduardo Paes’ Operação Choque de Ordem (Operation Shock of Order) came to Centro this week. The Prefeitura created Choque de Ordem in 2009 to combat disorder in Rio’s public spaces, and it has carried out operations all over the city. This will be the second permanent Unidade de Ordem Pública (Public Order Unit) in Rio; the first was installed in Tijuca four months ago.

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