P. Pavãozinho | Cantagalo

Inaugurated on December 23rd 2009, the Pavão-Pavãozinho/Cantagalo Pacifier Police Unit is the fifth UPP and the third to be implemented at Rio’s South Zone, together with UPP Santa Marta and UPP Babilônia/Chapéu Mangueira. Together, the three of them constitute a new corridor of security that stretches itself along the whole south shore, from Leme to Ipanema beach.

Counting on 195 officers, the Pavão-Pavãozinho/Cantagalo UPP is commanded by Captain Leonardo Nogueira, who has a humanitarian formation and has specialized in Latin Percussion at the Villa Lobos Music School. Both communities are located at Rio’s most noble area, between the districts of Ipanema and Copacabana, and have one of the most privileged views of the city. Nine thousand and five hundred people reside in these communities.

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Picture by Marcos Benjamin