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Rio de Janeiro favela_rd0025.jpg
Silhouette of black boy at Favela Santa Marta, Sugar Loaf mountain in background. Since 20o8 the slum 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.