The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Mexico swears in vigilantes for a rural police force, residents in a Brazilian slum demand improved public resources, Syrian activists say rebels release dozens of women and children hostages, and several Indian policemen are killed in a suspected Maoist attack.
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Government Inducts Rural Police Force
Local vigilantes fighting the Knights Templar drug cartel were given until Saturday to join the force or face arrest.
Rio Favela Residents Demand Better Public Services
People in the slum simulate receiving poor medical treatment to urge the government to better allocate public funds.
Activists Say Hostages Released Under Truce
Rebels release dozens of women and children held captive in Latakia since August.
Maoist Attack Kills Seven Policemen
Land mine targets car driven by anti-Maoist police unit patrolling a central Indian district.
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