Preparations for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games are well underway in Brazil, with local government officials in Rio de Janeiro trumpeting the “major success” of initiatives intended to address notoriously high levels of violent crime.
In an attempt to head off widespread concerns, which preceded South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 World Cup, the apparent success of initiatives such as the Police Pacification Units (PPUs) cracking down on insecurity in Rio’s shantytowns (many, such as Rocinha, close to popular tourist areas and venues for Olympic events) has been loudly hailed by local politicians and duly reported by the international media.
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"Brazil’s Upcoming “Mega-Events” Human Rights Legacy,"
Human Rights & Human Welfare: Vol. 12:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/hrhw/vol12/iss2/4
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