THE JOURNEY: IMAGES: Pacification

Several people dance brazilian {quote}funk{quote} music in the {quote}Baile de la Paz{quote} (Peace dance event) in Rocinha, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 4, 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 has hosted several funk parties but removing any kind of negative reference from the lyrics of this particular style of music, extremelly caracteristic in the shantytowns.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

Several people dance brazilian "funk" music in the "Baile de la Paz" (Peace dance event) in Rocinha, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 4, 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 has hosted several funk parties but removing any kind of negative reference from the lyrics of this particular style of music, extremelly caracteristic in the shantytowns.

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.