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Maré is a neighborhood and Favela in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2014 it was featured in a BBC Documentary series 'Welcome to Rio' which highlighted issues with gangs and its pacification.
On March 30, 2014 security forces in Rio de Janeiro occupied since the dawn of this day, the set of Shantytown Tide in the North Zone of Rio. Region is being prepared to receive the Pacifying Police Unit (UPP). The entry of the security forces in conjunction slum began at 5am and lasted 15 minutes. According to the Department of Security of Rio, the occupation of Complexo da Maré had 1,180 military police of the following units: the Special Police Operations Battalion (BOPE), Shock Police Battalion (BPChoque) Battalion Shares with Dogs (BAC), battalion Special Way (BPVE) Grouping Airtrain (GAM), 22 BPM (Tide), but police Internal Comptr er of the Military Police. Officers of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Area Police Commands are conducting operations in other communities in Rio, Fluminense and the Metropolitan Region. The Federal Police help with intelligence and the Federal Highway Police about the accesses to prevent leaks in the same manner as the occupation of Complexo do Alemão, Brazilian Marine Corps also provide support with 21 armored vehicles and 500 men.