Not All Female Candidates Are Running Because of Trump

Whether they’re greeting constituents at a train station, going to a tattoo parlor, or milking cows at a county fair, our candidates are working hard to win over voters.

Democrat Deidre DeJear would become the first African-American elected to statewide office in Iowa if she wins her race for secretary of state. Republican Pearl Kim, a former special victims prosecutor and sexual assault survivor, is running for a U.S. House seat left open by a # MeToo scandal. Democrat Anna Eskamani, a former Planned Parenthood employee, wants to become the first Iranian-American in the Florida state House. And at 21 years old, Republican Morgan Zegers is gunning to join the New York State Assembly as its youngest member.

In a year when more women are running than ever, each of our candidates has her own unique reasons for running for office. Watch Part 1 of our documentary series to learn more.

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Is the UN Failing the Rohingya? – Left For Dead (Part 3)

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In recent years, democratic reforms have swept through Myanmar, a country that for decades was ruled by a military junta. As the reforms took hold, however, things were growing progressively worse for the Rohingya, a heavily persecuted ethnic Muslim minority concentrated in the country’s western state of Rakhine.

The 2012 gang rape and murder of a Buddhist woman by three Muslim men ignited violent riots in which hundreds were killed as Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya attacked each other. In the following months, tens of thousands of Rohingya were rounded up and forced to live in squalid camps; Human Rights Watch deemed the attacks crimes against humanity that amounted to ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya. Thousands of Rohingya have since attempted to leave the country, fueling the region’s intricate and brutal human trafficking network.

In the final part of our three-part series, VICE News correspondent Danny Gold reveals leaked internal UN documents that suggest an effort to keep concerns about the Rohingya quiet, and speaks to a former UN human rights officer about the organization’s passive response to the situation in Myanmar.

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Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia: Left For Dead (Part 2)

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In recent years, democratic reforms have swept through Myanmar, a country that for decades was ruled by a military junta. As the reforms took hold, however, things were growing progressively worse for the Rohingya, a heavily persecuted ethnic Muslim minority concentrated in the country’s western state of Rakhine.

The 2012 gang rape and murder of a Buddhist woman by three Muslim men ignited violent riots in which hundreds were killed as Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya attacked each other. In the following months, tens of thousands of Rohingya were rounded up and forced to live in squalid camps; Human Rights Watch deemed the attacks crimes against humanity that amounted to ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya. Thousands of Rohingya have since attempted to leave the country, fueling the region’s intricate and brutal human trafficking network.

In part two of our three-part series, VICE News correspondent Danny Gold speaks to a police informant in neighboring Thailand about the discovery of mass graves that have been tied to human trafficking.

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Persecution In Myanmar: Left For Dead (Part 1)

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In recent years, democratic reforms have swept through Myanmar, a country that for decades was ruled by a military junta. As the reforms took hold, however, things were growing progressively worse for the Rohingya, a heavily persecuted ethnic Muslim minority concentrated in the country’s western state of Rakhine.

The 2012 gang rape and murder of a Buddhist woman by three Muslim men ignited violent riots in which hundreds were killed as Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya attacked each other. In the following months, tens of thousands of Rohingya were rounded up and forced to live in squalid camps; Human Rights Watch deemed the attacks crimes against humanity that amounted to ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya. Thousands of Rohingya have since attempted to leave the country, fueling the region’s intricate and brutal human trafficking network.

In part one of our three-part series, VICE News correspondent Danny Gold travels to Myanmar to investigate the violence and discrimination faced by the country’s Muslim minority.

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Living In Fear: Gangs of El Salvador (Part 2)

El Salvador is set to eclipse Honduras as the country with the highest homicide rate in the world. There have already been over 5,700 murders this year in a country with a population of just over six million. El Salvador’s murder rate is now the highest it’s been since the end of the country’s brutal civil war — there is on average around one murder an hour.

The staggering death toll follows the breakdown of a truce between powerful, rival gangs and the government. The government’s decision to combat the gangs head-on has proved popular. El Salvador’s population is afraid to speak out in the face of the murders, intimidation, and extortion committed by the gangs, but the gangs say it is they who represent those living in the poorest parts of the country.

In part two of our five-part series, VICE News correspondent Danny Gold finds outs what the gangs really want, and speaks with those living in fear.

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On The DNR Frontline: Ukraine’s Failed Ceasefire (Part 1)

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It’s been five months since the second ceasefire was agreed between the Ukrainian government and the Russian-backed separatists of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR). But this truce, much like the first, has not brought an end to the fighting.

Only a few days after this ceasefire was agreed, the DNR took the strategically important rail town of Debaltseve, trashing any hopes for a lasting ceasefire in the process. Since then, fighting has been constant. Dozens, possibly hundreds of civilians and soldiers have been killed, and serious efforts to get the peace agreement back on track have failed.

In late June, VICE News traveled back to eastern Ukraine to get a firsthand look at how it’s business as usual for soldiers and civilians on both sides of the frontline.

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Historic Court Ruling on Murdered Daughter (Part 3)

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A wave of homicides targeting female victims — labeled as femicides — has been sweeping the State of Mexico, the sprawling suburb that engulfs Mexico City. While government officials have not provided exact figures, the National Citizen Femicide Observatory estimates six women are murdered a day, and a United Nations body has described the situation as a pandemic.

VICE News investigates the murder of women in the region, and meets relatives of the victims who continue to fight for justice, from authorities who seem incapable or unwilling to help.

In the final episode, VICE News follows the Buendía family to the Supreme Court, where they hope to gain new answers from Mexican authorities after years of denial about their daughter’s fate.

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Watch “Buenaventura: Dismemberment and Displacement” – http://bit.ly/1Qp6lld

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Female Murder Pandemic Continues in the State of Mexico (Part 2)

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A wave of homicides targeting female victims — labeled as femicides — has been sweeping the State of Mexico, the sprawling suburb that engulfs Mexico City. While government officials have not provided exact figures, the National Citizen Femicide Observatory estimates six women are murdered a day, and a United Nations body has described the situation as a pandemic.

VICE News investigates the murder of women in the region, and meets relatives of the victims who continue to fight for justice, from authorities who seem incapable or unwilling to help.

In episode two of the three-part series, VICE News met with journalists and forensic experts to learn why the Mexican government continues to ignore these gender-specific murders.

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Poaching, Drugs, and Murder in Costa Rica: Shell Game (Part 3)

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Since sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica began in the 1950s, conservationists and poachers have peacefully shared the beach. But the murder of the environmentalist Jairo Mora Sandoval in 2013 shocked the eco-friendly country and brought attention to a violent overlap between conservationism and drug trafficking in Costa Rica’s abundant national parks and untouched coastlines.

With five percent of the world’s biodiversity, the unique geography of Costa Rica is a hotspot for eco-tourism and conservation work. However, it is that same geography that makes the country so vulnerable to the violent drug trade that surrounds its borders. Costa Rica has become a major transshipment point for drug traffickers, with deadly consequences for those caught in the middle.

In the final part of our three-part series, VICE News meets park rangers, drug dealers, and undercover agents who tell us what’s really going on in Costa Rica’s national parks and protected zones.

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The Murdered Women of the State of Mexico (Part 1)

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A wave of homicides targeting female victims — labeled as femicides — has been sweeping the State of Mexico, the sprawling suburb that engulfs Mexico City. While government officials have not provided exact figures, the National Citizen Femicide Observatory estimates six women are murdered a day, and a United Nations body has described the situation as a pandemic.

VICE News investigates the murder of women in the region, and meets relatives of the victims who continue to fight for justice, from authorities who seem incapable or unwilling to help.

In the first of three parts, Irinea Buendía explains why she and her husband Lauro Lima believe their daughter Mariana was murdered by her own husband, a police investigator for the State of Mexico — despite authorities having ruled her death a suicide.

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Poaching, Drugs, and Murder in Costa Rica: Shell Game (Part 2)

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Since sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica began in the 1950s, conservationists and poachers have peacefully shared the beach. But the murder of the environmentalist Jairo Mora Sandoval in 2013 shocked the eco-friendly country and brought attention to a violent overlap between conservationism and drug trafficking in Costa Rica’s abundant national parks and untouched coastlines.

With five percent of the world’s biodiversity, the unique geography of Costa Rica is a hotspot for eco-tourism and conservation work. However, it is that same geography that makes the country so vulnerable to the violent drug trade that surrounds its borders. Costa Rica has become a major transshipment point for drug traffickers, with deadly consequences for those caught in the middle.

In part two of our three part series, VICE News commemorates the two-year anniversary of environmental activist Jairo Mora Sandoval’s tragic death. Locals still debate whether the murder was revenge for Jairo’s aggressive conservation work or a message from the drug trade to stay away from the beach.

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Poaching, Drugs, and Murder in Costa Rica: Shell Game (Part 1)

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Since sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica began in the 1950s, conservationists and poachers have peacefully shared the beach. But the murder of the environmentalist Jairo Mora Sandoval in 2013 shocked the eco-friendly country and brought attention to a violent overlap between conservationism and drug trafficking in Costa Rica’s abundant national parks and untouched coastlines.

With five percent of the world’s biodiversity, the unique geography of Costa Rica is a hotspot for eco-tourism and conservation work. However, it is that same geography that makes the country so vulnerable to the violent drug trade that surrounds its borders. Costa Rica has become a major transshipment point for drug traffickers, with deadly consequences for those caught in the middle.

In part one of our three-part series, VICE News joins conservationists, poachers, and law enforcement in their struggle to maintain the unwritten law that governs egg gathering on the beach: finder’s keepers.

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This Week On The Line (Trailer): Danny Gold on Drug Trafficking and Conservationism in Costa Rica

On Thursday at 12pm EDT VICE News correspondent Danny Gold (https://twitter.com/DGisserious) joins On The Line to discuss the violent overlap between drug trafficking and conservationism in Costa Rica.

With five percent of the world’s biodiversity, the unique geography of Costa Rica is a hotspot for eco-tourism and conservation work. However, it is that same geography that makes the country so vulnerable to the drug trade. Costa Rica has become a major transshipment point for drug traffickers, with deadly consequences for those caught in the middle.

In this week’s documentary ‘Shell Game,’ VICE News traveled to Costa Rica to commemorate the two-year anniversary of environmental activist Jairo Mora Sandoval’s tragic death and meet with conservationists, poachers, drug dealers, and law enforcement about the intersecting criminality across the country.

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Cutting the Islamic State’s Supply Lines: The Road to Mosul (Part 3)

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A year after the Islamic State’s lightning conquest of Iraq’s second-largest city of Mosul, the poorly-trained and equipped Kurdish peshmerga forces are the international coalition’s only reliable boots on the ground in northern Iraq.

The Pentagon’s hopes of recapturing the city by spring 2015 have been dashed by the military failures of the Iraqi Army further south, leaving the peshmerga to defend a 600-mile long frontline almost encircling Mosul, fending off constant Islamic State (IS) assaults with insufficient supplies of ammunition and modern weapons.

When the peshmerga captured Iraq’s strategic junction of Keske in January 2015, they cut the main IS supply line between their strongholds of Mosul and Raqqa.

In the conclusion to our three-part series, VICE News follows legendary peshmerga colonel Abu Rish as he defends a vital base overlooking the junction from against any potential IS counterattack.

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Watch “Life After Islamic State Massacres: The Road to Mosul (Part 2)” – http://bit.ly/1f2kYKC

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Life After Islamic State Massacres: The Road to Mosul (Part 2)

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A year after the Islamic State’s lightning conquest of Iraq’s second-largest city of Mosul, the poorly-trained and equipped Kurdish peshmerga forces are the international coalition’s only reliable boots on the ground in northern Iraq.

The Pentagon’s hopes of recapturing the city by spring 2015 have been dashed by the military failures of the Iraqi Army further south, leaving the peshmerga to defend a 600-mile long frontline almost encircling Mosul, fending off constant Islamic State (IS) assaults with insufficient supplies of ammunition and modern weapons.

In summer 2014, IS conquered Iraq’s Sinjar region, home to the Yazidi Kurdish religious minority. After pushing back IS over last winter, Yazidi fighters discovered evidence of IS war crimes in ruined villages, mass graves, and reports of enslaved women.

In part two of a three-part series, VICE News follows Yazidi militia aligned with peshmerga forces as they explore the devastation that IS brought to their communities.

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Pinned Down by the Islamic State: The Road to Mosul (Part 1)

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A year after the Islamic State’s lightning conquest of Iraq’s second-largest city of Mosul, the poorly-trained and equipped Kurdish peshmerga forces are the international coalition’s only reliable boots on the ground in northern Iraq.

The Pentagon’s hopes of recapturing the city by spring 2015 have been dashed by the military failures of the Iraqi Army further south, leaving the peshmerga to defend a 600-mile long frontline almost encircling Mosul, fending off constant Islamic State assaults with insufficient supplies of ammunition and modern weapons.

In part one of a three-part series, VICE News embeds with Kurdish peshmerga fighters defending the hills above the Islamic State-held city of Sinjar.

Watch “A Year On From the Caliphate: The UK’s Fight Against the Islamic State” – http://bit.ly/1ANtt5S

Read “The Islamic State is Here to Stay” – http://bit.ly/1QEl8U0

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Peshmerga vs. The Islamic State: The Road to Mosul (Trailer)

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A year after the Islamic State’s lightning conquest of Iraq’s second city of Mosul, the poorly-trained and equipped Kurdish peshmerga forces are the international coalition’s only reliable boots on the ground in northern Iraq.

The Pentagon’s hopes of recapturing the city by spring 2015 have been dashed by the military failures of the Iraqi Army further south, leaving the peshmerga to defend a 600-mile long frontline almost encircling Mosul, fending off constant Islamic State (IS) assaults with insufficient supplies of ammunition and modern weapons.

For one month, VICE News embedded with the peshmerga fighters on the Mosul frontline, gaining an insight into the coalition’s faltering war against IS through the eyes of the Kurdish volunteers bearing the brunt of the fighting.

Watch “A Year On From The Caliphate: The UK’s Fight Against The Islamic State” – http://bit.ly/1ANtt5S

Read “Iraq Might Have Lost 2,300 Armored US Humvees to the Islamic State in Mosul” – http://bit.ly/1RJeaiS

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The War Against Boko Haram (Part 3)

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Since 2009, the militant Islamist group known as Boko Haram has wreaked havoc in northern Nigeria. Instilling terror through bombings, abductions, and beheadings, Boko Haram is fighting to create an Islamic state in the most populous country in Africa.

VICE News traveled to Nigeria where the country’s army has ramped up its fight against Boko Haram, whose rise has caused a state of emergency. As the only journalists on the front line in northern Nigeria, we witnessed the beginning of the largest military insurgency to date.

In the final part of this three part series, VICE News correspondent Kaj Larsen embeds with the Nigerian army on their assault on Bama, one of the last Boko Haram strongholds, as well as joining a fully operational air wing supplied by private military contractors assisting in the fight against the militant group.

Kay Larsen discusses Boko Haram on The Young Turks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQt1zdzxVAY

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Watch “Blood Diamonds and Religious War: Diamonds and Division” – http://bit.ly/1zYdmRq

Read “UN Adopts Resolution Calling for International Coordination Against Boko Haram” – http://bit.ly/1EMamtR

Read “Can a 72-Year-Old Former Military Dictator Bring Nigerians the Change They Have Voted For?” – http://bit.ly/1Hnr3ta

Read “Nigeria Reacts to a Historic Change as President-Elect Buhari Prepares for Power” – http://bit.ly/1FmJT3x

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The War Against Boko Haram (Part 2)

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Since 2009, the militant Islamist group known as Boko Haram has wreaked havoc in northern Nigeria. Instilling terror through bombings, abductions, and beheadings, Boko Haram is fighting to create an Islamic state in the most populous country in Africa.

VICE News traveled to Nigeria to embed with the country’s army as it ramped up its fight against Boko Haram, whose rise has caused a state of emergency. As the only journalists on the front line in northern Nigeria, we witnessed the beginning of the largest military insurgency to date.

In part two of this three part series, VICE News correspondent Kaj Larsen visits the Nigerian army’s forward-operating base at the front lines of the battle against Boko Haram. There he speaks with soldiers as they prepare for a major offensive against the militant group.

Kay Larsen discusses Boko Haram on The Young Turks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQt1zdzxVAY

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Watch “The Human Cost of War in the Central African Republic” – http://bit.ly/15xC4L2

Watch “Blood Diamonds and Religious War: Diamonds and Division” – http://bit.ly/1zYdmRq

Read “UN Adopts Resolution Calling for International Coordination Against Boko Haram” – http://bit.ly/1EMamtR

Read “Can a 72-Year-Old Former Military Dictator Bring Nigerians the Change They Have Voted For?” – http://bit.ly/1Hnr3ta

Read “Nigeria Reacts to a Historic Change as President-Elect Buhari Prepares for Power” – http://bit.ly/1FmJT3x

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Crops Killing The Rainforest: Cocaine And Faith In The Amazon (Part 3)

Watch Part 1: http://bit.ly/1EUJy80
Watch Part 2: http://bit.ly/1BuAlzG

Peru is now the world’s main supplier of coca, the raw plant material used to manufacture cocaine. In the last five years, coca production has grown the most in the tri-border region, an area deep in the Amazon where Colombia, Brazil and Peru meet.

The tri-border region is home to a messianic sect with apocalyptic beliefs whose members dress in biblical robes. Known as “Israelites,” the religious group migrated to the Peruvian Amazon in 1995 in search of a promised land that’s now infested with coca plantations.

VICE News traveled to Alto Monte de Israel, the sacred land of the Israelites, to meet them and understand how they cope with the existence of coca crops on their land, and whether they’re involved in the drug trade.

In the final part of our series, VICE News visits a coca plantation near Caballococha, Peru, and learns of the environmental impact the Israelite farmers and the introduction of crops have had on the Amazon rainforest’s ecosystem.

Watch “Peru: The New King of Coke” – http://bit.ly/1zchU6u

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Coca Invades The Rainforest: Cocaine And Faith In The Amazon (Part 2)

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Watch Part 3: http://bit.ly/1Ed0Hwd

Peru is now the world’s main supplier of coca, the raw plant material used to manufacture cocaine. In the last five years, coca production has grown the most in the tri-border region, an area deep in the Amazon where Colombia, Brazil and Peru meet.

The tri-border region is home to a messianic sect with apocalyptic beliefs whose members dress in biblical robes. Known as “Israelites,” the religious group migrated to the Peruvian Amazon in 1995 in search of a promised land that’s now infested with coca plantations.

VICE News traveled to Alto Monte de Israel, the sacred land of the Israelites, to meet them and understand how they cope with the existence of coca crops on their land, and whether they’re involved in the drug trade.

In part two of a three-part series: Coca has begun to grow in the Amazon basin near where the messianic sect known as the Israelites have settled, and Brazilian authorities have their suspicions that members of the sect have become involved in the area’s growing drug trade.

Watch “Peru: The New King of Coke” – http://bit.ly/1zchU6u

Read “Meet the Man Helping Peru’s Foreign Drug Mules Get Home” – http://bit.ly/1qT9i1j

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Escaping Hell: Libya’s Migrant Jails (Part 3)

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Watch Part 2, “Trapped and Forgotten”: http://bit.ly/1Cwjv9k

As Libya descends further into civil war and lawlessness, migrants from Africa and the Middle East continue to journey to the country’s coast in search of smugglers to take them across the Mediterranean Sea and into Europe.

Search and rescue operations by Libya’s coast guard are restricted due to diminishing resources, and have to contend with dangerous gangs of armed traffickers.

Those rescued at sea by the coast guard are brought to detention centers, where they face deplorable conditions and are forced to remain for long periods of time. In some instances, migrants are detained by militias in unofficial prisons outside of government control.

In the final part of our series, VICE News travels to Tripoli to detail the hardships of migrant communities and speaks to a survivor of the journey to Europe who talks of the true cost and terrible tragedy of crossing the Mediterranean Sea.

Watch “Italy’s Mediterranean Mass Grave: Europe or Die” – http://bit.ly/1EbVKhG

Watch “Trapped In Bulgaria: Europe Or Die” – http://bit.ly/1Fgsiwl

Read “Italy Backs Controversial Plan to Build Migrant Reception Centers in North Africa” – http://bit.ly/1CdUluB

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Drowning for Freedom: Libya’s Migrant Jails (Part 1)

Watch Part 2, “Trapped and Forgotten” – http://bit.ly/1Cwjv9k
Watch Part 3, “Escaping Hell” – http://bit.ly/1xCZ5nP

As Libya descends further into civil war and lawlessness, migrants from Africa and the Middle East continue to journey to the country’s coast in search of smugglers to take them across the Mediterranean Sea and into Europe.

Search and rescue operations by Libya’s coast guard are restricted due to diminishing resources, and have to contend with dangerous gangs of armed traffickers.

Those rescued at sea by the coast guard are brought to detention centers, where they face deplorable conditions and are forced to remain for long periods of time. In some instances, migrants are detained by militias in unofficial prisons outside of government control.

In part one of a three part series, VICE News is given access to chilling footage filmed by the Libyan coast guard, who have witnessed an influx of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, recovering hundreds of bodies of those who’ve drowned on their journey to Europe.

Watch “Italy’s Mediterranean Mass Grave: Europe or Die” – http://bit.ly/1EbVKhG

Watch “Trapped In Bulgaria: Europe Or Die” – http://bit.ly/1Fgsiwl

Read “Italy Backs Controversial Plan to Build Migrant Reception Centers in North Africa” – http://bit.ly/1CdUluB

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The Migrant Burial Ground (Extra Scene from ‘Death Boats to Greece: Europe or Die’)

Since 2000, more than 27,000 migrants and refugees have died attempting the perilous journey to Europe. With an unprecedented number of people breaking through its heavily barricaded borders in 2014, the EU continues to fortify its frontiers.

VICE News presents Europe or Die, a new four-part series that documents the efforts of those risking their lives to reach Europe, and the forces tasked to keep them out.

In this extra scene from ‘Death Boats to Greece: Europe or Die,’ VICE News correspondent Milène Larsson visits a cemetery on the island of Lesbos, where those Syrian and Afghan refugees who perished en route to the European island on the notorious “death boats” are unceremoniously buried.

Watch Episode 1: “Storming Spain’s Razor-Wire Fence” – http://bit.ly/1uQfFz9

Watch Part 1 of Episode 2: “Death Boats to Greece (Part 1)” – http://bit.ly/1MptYFO

Watch Part 2 of Episode 2: “Death Boats to Greece (Part 2)” – http://bit.ly/1EBfBsc

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Italy’s Mediterranean Mass Grave: Europe or Die (Episode 4/4)

Since 2000, more than 27,000 migrants and refugees have died attempting the perilous journey to Europe. With an unprecedented number of people breaking through its heavily barricaded borders in 2014, the EU continues to fortify its frontiers.

In the fourth and final episode of Europe or Die, VICE News correspondent Milène Larsson arrives in Italy as the only extensive search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean is replaced with a border surveillance mission, effectively leaving thousands of desperate migrants adrift in the sea.

Watch Episode 1: “Storming Spain’s Razor-Wire Fence” – http://bit.ly/1zhzsJB

Watch Part 1 of Episode 2: “Death Boats to Greece (Part 1)” – http://bit.ly/1MptYFO

Watch Part 2 of Episode 2: “Death Boats to Greece (Part 2)” – http://bit.ly/1EBfBsc

Watch Episode 3: “Trapped in Bulgaria” – http://bit.ly/1Fgsiwl

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