Paulo Uchôa risking his life for gangsters in Brazil

Fortaleza in Brazil is often referred to as “the city of violence”. One man, Paulo Uchôa, is making a big difference. He has dedicated his life to keeping and taking the youth of his community out of the world of drugs and violence. Where many didn’t mind when drug dealers would be killed by the police or a gang, Paulo expressed his trust in them and told them this was not their future. By engaging with the gangsters (often murderers) in this way, Paulo risked his own life. But he persevered and in the last decade hundreds of young gangsters radically changed their life. Today, Paulo is one of the most respected people in the community, not only by the police and the citizens but also the drug dealers of his city.