Part-1, "World's Special Forces"
Brazilian Special Forces(BOPE, Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais)
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BOPE is one of the most well known Police units/Special forces. Due to the nature of crime in favelas, BOPE units have extensive experience in urban warfare as well as progression in confined and restricted environments. It also utilizes equipment deemed more powerful than traditional civilian law enforcement.
The situation faced by BOPE is very similar to that of NATO in Afghanistan, the word “Asymmetrical warfare”. Consider fighting an enemy in their home turf where they have been brought up, they know the place like nothing else, also add that they are very motivated. The narco crime and gangs of Brazil have been a menace for a long time which have hindered tourism and in general hampered business and trade.
BOPE has a wealth of experience in areas with small spaces, low movement in an urban setting of sorts.
Apart from this though BOPE has also gained considerable notoriety for their police excesses, Amnesty International declared that "the police forces in Brazil adopt violent and repressive methods. These cause violations of fundamental rights of large parts of the population on a regular basis"