Many locals, including Silva, remain skeptical that the pacification program will continue after the Olympics in 2016.
He describes him as irredeemably corrupt, not an appropriate partner for a pacification program, and cannot change.
In fact, being too harsh can be damaging to pacification efforts even without international attention.
"a setting at peace," early 15c., from Middle French pacification "act of making peaceful" (15c.), from Latin pacificationem (nominative pacificatio) "a peace-making," noun of action from past participle stem of pacificare "to pacify" (see pacify).