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UOP Shock and Order in Ipanema

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Choque de Ordem (Shock and Order) was created in 2009 in the city of Rio with the goal of “putting an end to urban disorder”. The Unidade de Ordem Pública (UOP) arm of the program involves a heavy police presence on the streets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and they arrived in Ipanema December 5th.

The UOP was first inaugurated in Tijuca on April 18th, 2011, with 180 Guarda Municipal (Municipal Guard, MG) officers monitoring some thirty streets. On September 5th it was launched in

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