Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) guarantee free access to capital in Rio’s impoverished communities. For original article in Portuguese in Brasil de Fato click here.

Governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral, at the launch of the UPP in Morro dos Macacos - Photo by: Marcello Casal Jr./ABr

The current politics of military intervention implemented through the UPPs (Pacifying Police Units) in Rio’s favelas has brought about a new scenario in the city’s impoverished communities. The enforcement of these police forces and the entry of commercial capital in such spaces have generated tensions in the favelas, of which real estate speculation is one of the More >