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Rio de Janeiro favelas – a new look

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Rio de Janeiro favela Christ the Redeemer_rd0031.jpg
Nigh view from top of Favela Santa Marta, Christ the Redeemer in background. Since 2008 Santa Marta has a Pacifying Police Unit ( Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, also translated as Police Pacification Unit ), abbreviated UPP, a law enforcement and social services program which aims at reclaiming territories, more commonly favelas, controlled by gangs of drug dealers.