Pacification

Collection with 23 media items created by Rafael Fabres

25 May 2013 21:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL.
While preparing for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro has been implementing an innovative safety program called “UPP,” Police Pacification Unit.
UPPs are permanent police posts installed in the “favelas,” the sprawling shantytowns that house hundreds of thousands of the city residents.
Their mission is to maintain control of favela territory once the local drug trade has been expelled.
While many believe the UPPs have helped to quell the violence and bring prosperity to the favelas, others see the Pacification program as a temporary cover-up to Rio’s problems with social disparity.

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Pacification (1 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
By Rafael Fabres
12 Feb 2012

UPP soldier Alexandre Correa from the 4th batallion of the Sao Carlos UPP holds his service gun out the window of a police car while on patrol, in the Sao Carlos shantytown, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 25, 2012.

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Pacification (2 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
By Rafael Fabres
11 Feb 2012

UPP Soldiers Annunciacçâo, Mario Silva and Vidal while on patrol in the shantytown of Sao Carlos, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 07, 2012.

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Pacification (3 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
By Rafael Fabres
15 Feb 2012

UPP soldier Octavio Sardiña interrogates a suspect of a rape attempt. Rossane A. the woman (left) who called the police identifies the aggressor while some neighbors witness the scene in the shantytown of Vidigal, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 18, 2012.

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Pacification (4 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
By Rafael Fabres
12 Feb 2012

UPP soldiers Octavio Sardiña and Renato, handcuff a suspect of rape attempt in the shantytown of Vidigal, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 18, 2012.

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Pacification (5 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
By Rafael Fabres
11 Feb 2012

An arrested suspect of rape attempt in the shantytown of Vidigal, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 18, 2012.

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Pacification (6 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
By Rafael Fabres
15 Feb 2012

UPP soldier Annunciacçâo reacts to the distant sound of a gunshot by taking out his gun in the shatytown of Sao Carlos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 07, 2012.

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Pacification (7 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
By Rafael Fabres
12 Feb 2012

UPP soldier Annunciacçâo searches two teeneagers suspected of posessing drugs, in the shantytown of Sao Carlos, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 17, 2012.

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Pacification (8 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
By Rafael Fabres
11 Feb 2012

UPP Privates Annunciacçâo and Silva question a group of people and search them for drugs in the middle of a street party in the shatytown of Sao Carlos, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 07, 2012.

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Pacification (9 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
By Rafael Fabres
12 Feb 2012

UPP soldiers Ricardo Da Silva and Octavio Sardiña take out their guns before searching a group of people suspected of possesing drugs, in the shatytown of Vidigal, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 13, 2012

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Pacification (10 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
By Rafael Fabres
11 Feb 2012

UPP soldier C.Eduardo searches a suspect of possesing drugs in the shantytown of Sao Carlos, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 10, 2012.

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Pacification (11 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
By Rafael Fabres
12 Feb 2012

UPP soldier Annunciacçâo holding little bags of drug (crack) found after searching some suspects in the shantytown of Sao Carlos, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 07, 2012.

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Pacification (12 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
By Rafael Fabres
11 Feb 2012

UPP soldier Private Vidal from the 4º UPP batalion while on patrol in the shatytown of Sao Carlos, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 03, 2012.

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Pacification (13 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
By Rafael Fabres
15 Feb 2012

UPP soldiers Clayton Batinga (left) and Dos Santos (right), in the trunk of a Police car while patrolling in the favela of Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 22, 2012.

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Pacification (14 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
By Rafael Fabres
12 Feb 2012

A UPP officer runs in the middle of an operation against drug traffickers in the shantytown of Sao Carlos, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 7, 2012.

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Pacification (15 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
By Rafael Fabres
11 Feb 2012

UPP Military Policemen wait for orders after an officer had been shot by gangs while on patrol in Sao Carlos, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 5, 2012.

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Pacification (16 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
By Rafael Fabres
12 Feb 2012

Traces of blood remains on the car where a UPP policeman was evacuated after being shooted by gangs while on patrol in Sao Carlos, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 5, 2012.

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Pacification (17 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
By Rafael Fabres
15 Feb 2012

UPP soldiers Juliana Gomes, De Luca and Maia watch the surroundings and the beaches of Leblon and Ipanema from the top of the shantytown of Vidigal, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 13, 2012.

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Pacification (18 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
By Rafael Fabres
11 Feb 2012

UPP soldier Renata J. takes a break after a 12 hour shift in the shantytown of Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 22, 2012.

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Pacification (19 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
By Rafael Fabres
12 Feb 2012

Soldado Fabiano Barros smokes a cigar in the shantytown of favela de Sao Carlos, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 25, 2012.

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Pacification (20 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
By Rafael Fabres
11 Feb 2012

Andre Lima, resident of the shantytown of Vidigal, observes a military police patrol car from the window of his hostel, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 15, 2012.

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Pacification (21 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
By Rafael Fabres
15 Feb 2012

An inhabitant of the shantytown of Vidigal smokes a cannabis cigarette, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 14, 2012.

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Pacification (23 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
By Rafael Fabres
15 Feb 2012

A horse runs away from a Riot Police officer, while he patrols during the Occupation of one shantytown who belongs to the group of slums called Complexo de Alemao, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 26, 2012.

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Pacification (22 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
By Rafael Fabres
15 Feb 2012

UPP Soldiers Queiroz, Neris, Ferreira and L.Guedes from the 2nd UPP of the 4th Military Police Battalion inspect the overview of the favela of Sao Carlos from a waste ground know as Larguinho, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 28, 2012.