Success of Rio, Brazil, Pacification Police is a story business journals need to cover more

I am re-posting an article from The Economist in Summer 2010 now because Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has come a long way from when the UPP were deployed in the slums, but this story needs to be told. In America, there was a similar story of how the US Marine Corps and US Military deployedContinue reading “Success of Rio, Brazil, Pacification Police is a story business journals need to cover more”

Rio Security: Call it Operation Iraq?

Some private equity investors at Stanford would like me and another Stanford graduate to help them with security issues in Brazil. Like many people around the world, their views of Brazil are influenced by films like Tropa de Elite 2.  In Tropa de Elite 2, when the invasion of the Tanque favela fails to findContinue reading “Rio Security: Call it Operation Iraq?”

SmartGRID Energy + Brazil Security

Here in United States, I am working on a private equity project involving SmartGRID. My clients want to know whether Brazil has “world class security”? For example, can Brazilian police use video evidence? In the 2009-2012 English preparation for the Olympics, The British implemented more widespread video evidence use. Can Brazilian UPP cops in RioContinue reading “SmartGRID Energy + Brazil Security”

Complexo do Alemao, Rio de Janeiro, November 2010 fighting

Excellent reporting from The Economist Time’s up Nov 28th 2010, 19:06 by H.J. | RIO DE JANEIRO ONE WEEK after drug dealers and gangsters started a campaign of arson and robbery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian security forces have entered the Complexo do Alemão, a group of 12 favelas (shantytowns) where the ringleaders are hiding,Continue reading “Complexo do Alemao, Rio de Janeiro, November 2010 fighting”