The commission was established in March 2008, and presented its findings at a meeting in Rio de Janeiro in February.
I interviewed Lilian, a single mother living in a Rio de Janeiro favela.
In 2008, the first Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) was implemented in the Santa Marta slum in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro.
literally "January River," named by explorer Amerigo Vespucci because he discovered it on Jan. 1, 1502, and so called because he incorrectly thought the bay was the estuary of a large river. See January.
Note: Rio is famous as a tourist attraction. Especially popular are its beaches, particularly the Copacabana.
Note: Rio's annual carnival is world-famous.