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Brazil: Children in the era of UPPs - Infosur Hoy

"RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Vivianne Moraes, 31, was always afraid of letting her son play alone in the street.

But after the May 2011 installation of a Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) in the Morro São Carlos favela on the north side of Rio de Janeiro, she stopped worrying.

She knows Guilherme, 11, can play soccer with his friends at the “little field” and play in other parts of the favela without being watched by a family member.”