In the Peruvian town of Aplao, Arequipa, southern Peru, cleanup is underway after a landslide caused by heavy rains with President Martin Vizcarra visiting to inspect the site. At least five people died and dozens of family homes and stores were affected by mudslides in the municipality of Rio Grande, in Arequipa region due to seasonal rains in the Andes.
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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Liberia’s motorbike taxis could be fostering ebola’s deadly grip, hundreds of thousands in Spain’s Catalonia region demand independence vote, Mexican authorities find and destroy country’s first known coca plants, and new rules regulate British defense staff’s contact with the media.
Motorcycle Taxis May Be Facilitating Ebola Transmission
World Health Organization warns bikes are rarely disinfected between rides and could spread the virus further.
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Catalans Demonstrate in Support of Independence Vote
A government poll found that more than half in the enclave would vote to secede.
Authorities Destroy Country’s First Ever Coca Plants
Coca is native to South America’s Andes region, but experts say it is a resilient plant and can survive any place climate conditions are right.
New Ministry of Defense Rules Regulate Outside Contact
Members of armed forces and civilian staff must keep the department informed on all conversations with press, academics, unionists and others.
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