Babilônia | Chapéu Mangueira

Culture invades Babilônia

Tuesday, May 31, 2021
Culture invades Babilônia

Last Friday (27/05) morning the Fransisco Paes Beltrame Room was inaugurated at a middle school run by the Resident’s Association at the pacified community of Babilônia, Rio’s south zone. The idea of making homage to the Security Secretary’s son came from the residents. . . »

First steps into the virtual world

Thursday, November 18, 2021
First steps into the virtual world

The role of Private Macedo in the communities of Babilônia and Chapéu Mangueira changes a lot on Mondays and Wednesdays. In one of the rooms available at the Residents’ Association, the officer gives way to the teacher, or “Tio”, who teaches basic computer skills to the community’s children. »

Cultural exchange at UPP Babilônia

Thursday, November 4, 2021
Cultural exchange at UPP Babilônia

Students from South American British Schools, Babilônia’s youth and two realities put together. This was the scenery at the community of Babilônia/Chapéu Mangueira last Friday (29/10). The community has a Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) since June 2009 and organized a day for the exchange of experiences, ideas and nationalities. . . »

Leisure after work

Sunday, October 31, 2021
Leisure after work

A new recreation space, complete with a park, climbing structures, a football pitch and… new job opportunities! The renovation of Mestre Bebetinho Square, at the community of Babibônia — a partnership between the UPP . . . »

World Cup at the UPPs

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

It was a weekend of freedom and soccer. With the FIFA World Cup approaching, the UPPs gathered children, parents and police officers from 11 communities to celebrate our national passion... »

UN at UPP

Friday, May 28, 2021
UN at UPP

The communities of Babilôbia and Chapéu Mangueira received a very important visit yesterday (27/05), one that means a lot in this new phase that they’re going through. Ban Ki Moon, the United Nations Secretary General, was welcomed by local residents and UPP officers... »

The sound that comes from the UPP…

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The sound that comes from the UPP…

Wearing his pacifier police uniform and carrying a guitar on his shoulder, soldier Fausto Oliveira Cunha, from UPP Babilönia/Chapéu Mangueira, steps out of his house twice a week. On Tuesdays and Thursday the officer gives place to the musician. . . »

Music puts an end to rivalry

Wednesday, November 11, 2021
Music puts an end to rivalry

In the year the world celebrates two decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall, residents from Santa Marta, Chapéu Mangueira and Babilônia communities are celebrating the fall of a symbolic wall, overthrown by the Pacifier Police Department (UPP). For years separated... »

The King goes to the slum

Saturday, November 7, 2021
The King goes to the slum

At 11 years old, Joel and Alexandre, from the Babilônia community, are already controlling their own armies. But with intelligence. Strength is only needed to lift the war pieces up, in a battle fought once a week with other children from the community, boys and girls alike. The group’s leader, known around as “Master... »

2016 Olympics: a room with a view

Wednesday, October 28, 2021
2016 Olympics: a room with a view

The FIFA World Cup in 2014. The Olympic Games in 2016. In the next years, Rio the Janeiro will be the stage of a variety of events preceding these two. Starting early, a group of residents from the Babilônia community are beginning to organize themselves in order to be able to receive the tourists... »