The Next Drug-Trafficking Frontier: Rosario – Violence, Drugs, and Football[Part 2 & 3 Documentary]

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VICE News traveled to Rosario to meet with relatives of victims of recent narco-violence in Argentina, such as rapper Ariel Avila, who was gunned down in front of his house. We also joined the “barra brava” of the Newell’s Old Boys soccer team for a game, to understand the ties between the Los Monos drug gang and the supporters’ groups of the local clubs.

In Rosario, Argentina’s third most populated city, slums known a villas are beset with poverty and crime. As drug use has grown among the city’s population, it’s spawned a violent drug war that is little known outside of the country.

VICE News also meets with Sergio Berni, Argentina’s national security secretary, to talk about Operation Rosario, the largest anti-drug operation ever carried out in the country.

In Rosario, Argentina’s third most populated city, slums known as villas miserias are beset with poverty and crime. As drug use has grown among the city’s population, it has spawned a violent drug war that is little known outside of the country.

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