UPP

UPP installation in Rocinha Rio de Janeiro, BOPE

There’s an ambitious government programme underway in one of Rio de Janeiro’s biggest slums, or favelas. The aim is to clear Rocinha – home to over 100,000 people – of […]

Rio de Janeiro's Olympic challenge

Great article from the Guardian by Ignacio Cano – a senior lecturer in research methodology at the department of social sciences of the State University of Rio de Janeiro. Worth the read […]

One Week of "Peace" in Rocinha

It has been a week since the state government’s ‘pacification’ process began in Rocinha – on the 13th of November. The constant coverage and sensationalism are quickly becoming repetitive and […]

The UPP Causes Real Estate Hikes in Rio Cirilo Junior Rio Real Estate properties located in neighborhoods that are patrolled by Pacifying Police Units (UPP) will double in value, according […]