Launching Balloons into North Brazil's Drug Gangs Are Prepared 1 day ago   24:02

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North and South Korea are, both legally and philosophically, in a state of war. While the guns may be silent, the conflict between the two countries has now become one of propaganda.

With the assistance of the Human Rights Foundation, North Korean defectors now in South Korea have been launching hydrogen-filled balloons across the 38th parallel — carrying both money and propaganda. In late 2014, a balloon launch sparked a brief exchange of gunfire between North and South Korean soldiers, and even more recently, Pyongyang has promised that hellfire will rain on South Korea if any copies of the controversial Hollywood comedy The Interview make it across the border.

VICE News traveled to Seoul to meet frontline soldiers in this information war — and to attend a clandestine launch of propaganda balloons into the Hermit Kingdom.

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VICE News traveled to Seoul to meet frontline soldiers in this information war — and to attend a clandestine launch of propaganda balloons into the Hermit Kingdom.
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Propaganda!? Is what vice puts out there. What Christian South Koreans are doing is giving North Koreans a choice bibles and help that there main dude who stole stuff from the Bible and called it himself. North Korea is full of propaganda like vice news. Wack news you guys don’t put the truth out there just your wack propaganda lol why don’t you guys put truth out there like vice news is just propaganda for there own crap. Don’t watch vice news they are fake news!
MaDigIsVerySmall
First song?
SaltyCures
Interesting quandary for the activist - fight tyranny, or suffocate wildlife with plastic pollution 🧐😂
Aleksander Biegalski
where can I find that poster?
I need it for a project 9:23
John N
What about those rockets which you can aim? or drones that could make multiple trips. Charge. fly. drop. restart
Anna Rumsby
I really don't think sending copies of a low-rent, highly stereotyped, tacky comedy by one of the most ignorant countries on Earth is going to reunite Korea anytime soon
Original Labs
Keep the press away you are the press
Connor Garry
Maybe flying over a banner that says you're going to assassinate Kim is a bit extreme dont you think? Maybe focus on trying to persuade the people that they will are being brainwashed
griggs227
I wonder how many Russians mongols and Chinese now own 10 copies of the interview
Pagan Minn
Korean women are so gorgeous @[email protected]
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Send gay hentai
Zero Asian
Kim J.U prolly watched and was like "hah that chino looks so stupid"
Brendan
Soldier at 0:52 slyly flashing the peace symbol
yakikadafi
why would south koreans protest in favour of the north? I genuinely think they get paid by pyongyang
RunniN IT
Hahahaha that's hella funny how they sent the interview dvd
wizardmole
*poor North Korean farmer*

“Ooo what’s this? A movie, I guess I’ll see what’s on it

...
Dani Crucial
0:52 Respect for that Soldier
HS Y
6:30 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 풍선 갖고오는걸 까먹엌ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
Unbiased History
The war hasn’t ended, the ceasefire was never ended. North Korea is still at war with America, Britain and South Korea.
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Brazil's Drug Gangs Are Prepared Launching Balloons into North 1 day ago   08:28

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Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, signed a temporary decree on Tuesday fulfilling a campaign promise to tackle the country’s epidemic of violence by making it easier for Brazilians to buy guns.

“I signed this decree, created by many upstanding people, so that at this first moment, upstanding citizens can have peace inside their homes,” Bolsonaro said at the signing ceremony in the country’s capital, Brasília.

Bolsonaro, a conservative former Army captain, was sworn in as president on Jan. 1 after sweeping to power last year on a hard-line law-and-order platform, pledging to reduce the countrys record murder rate and booming trade in illegal drugs that fuels it.

On the main highway leading into Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s Federal Highway Patrol or PRF say they’re confiscating record numbers of illegal guns and drugs. The officers patrolling the road seized 18 tons of drugs last year — a more than a 300-percent increase from the year before.

“It's a traditional route for drug traffickers - not just for drugs, but also heavy arms,” Alcino Galvao da Silva, Unit Leader of the Federal Highway Patrol, told VICE News. “Machine guns, bullets, marijuana, and cocaine… It has grown quite a bit, especially in Rio de Janeiro.”

“Johnny,” as he asked VICE News to call him, has been dealing drugs for the Third Command drug gang since he was 16 years-old. Now at 28 he manages all the drugs corners in the neighborhood and isn’t afraid to defend them by force.

“I can tell you that today I've got 35 homicides,” “Johnny” told VICE News. “Fear? We don't have fear. That's what we're here for. To kill and die. We'll die, but die fighting. It's our war motto: Die fighting.”

Bolsonaros plan to “give guns to good people,” and ramp up the military’s role by giving security forces more power to shoot and kill armed criminals isn’t getting the drug gangs to drop their guns. Third Command says their stockpilling weapons of war.

“He’s going to take the world into an urban war,” “Johnny” told VICE News. “Instead of us killing the Red Command we’re going to go after the guy who is in the police who listened to one of Bolsonaro's orders.”

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