Posts tagged Jacarezinho
Following the recent North Zone UPP police killings of 21 year-old Aliélson Nogueira in Jacarezinho on April 4th and 16 year-old Mateus Oliveira Casé in Manguinhos on March 20th, favela residents, NGOs, community organizations and activists are coming together in a series of events to protest the disproportionate assassination of young, black favela residents by agents of the state. Beyond expressing their anger and indignation, the network, that includes the Rio de Janeiro Youth Forum, Forum Social de Manguinhos, Rede Contra Violência, Observatório de Favelas, Ocupa Alemão, Favela Não Se Cale, Apafunk, More >
For the original text in Portuguese by Léo Lima in Favela em Foco, click here.
On the evening of April 4th 2013, around 9pm, in the area known as Beira do Rio in the favela of Jacarezinho, heavily armed police from the community’s Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) were unable to control the confusion among residents of Pontilhão and lost control of the situation, resulting in the death of Aliélson Nogueira, 21 years old, shot in the back of the neck while eating a hot dog.
Following aggressive stop and search police action on possible suspects of drug trafficking, residents rebelled against the police and–as is More >
Before I begin, let me make clear that the information below is personal opinion, without generalizations.
Since the police entered and the militarization of the Jacarezinho favela on October 14, 2012, a policy the government baptized Pacifying Police Units – better known as UPP – little has changed in the favela where I was born and raised.
I am an activist, a photographer for the Agência Imagens do Povo, and a photography instructor. As I turn 25, I see part of the city of Rio de Janeiro entering a process of elitization and, as Representative Marcelo Freixo puts it, becoming a real corporate-city. The map of More >
In the early hours of Sunday morning, the favelas of Jacarezinho and Manguinhos were occupied by BOPE (Special Forces Battalion) assisted by Navy tanks, military police (PMs), civil police and Federal Highway Police aircraft in preparation for Police Pacifying Units (UPPs) to be installed in the next few months.
A pattern has emerged in the media coverage of government operations to take control of Rio’s larger drug gang run-favelas. Local coverage focuses squarely on the authorities: accompanying the police operation, reporting the size of the operation, quantities of drugs and arms recovered and the announcement of infrastructure developments to follow. International coverage frames the More >
“Are you coming to Jaca?” asked Raylton, a rapper from Cantagalo bouncing up and down on fellow hip hop artist Tigrin´s shoulders at the bottom of the South Zone favela in Ipanema last Thursday evening. “Yeah yeah, c´mon, let´s go” replies Tigrin, shrugging him off as we go to take the metro into the North Zone to the Jacarezinho favela, the unlikely location of a hip hop and poetry event attracting artists from all over the city.