THE JOURNEY: IMAGES: Pacification

Vew of the front side of the Shantytown of Rocinha, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 10, 2012.With a population of between 120 and 150,000 people, Rocinha is the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro.After being pacified in November 2011, Rocinha remains to be one of the comunities creating more controversy because of its size and its old connections to drug trafficking.While many believe that UPPs have helped quell violence by opening the doors of the favelas to public services such as legal electricity supply, garbage collection, education, public works and social assistance program, others see the pacification program as a temporary cover-up to security problems in Rio de Janeiro.
Pacification

Vew of the front side of the Shantytown of Rocinha, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 10, 2012.

With a population of between 120 and 150,000 people, Rocinha is the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro.

After being pacified in November 2011, Rocinha remains to be one of the comunities creating more controversy because of its size and its old connections to drug trafficking.

While many believe that UPPs have helped quell violence by opening the doors of the favelas to public services such as legal electricity supply, garbage collection, education, public works and social assistance program, others see the pacification program as a temporary cover-up to security problems in Rio de Janeiro.