The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week Syrian rebels blow up an Aleppo hotel used by government soldiers, Venezuelan security forces arrest more than 200 students in the latest crackdown on protests, American fast food workers plan to strike across 150 cities, and Pakistani families resort to risky measures to vaccinate their children against polio.
Resident doctors in Maharashtra, India's worst-hit state, stress that their final-year exams will put undue pressure on them while they’re trying to help coronavirus patients.Shamani Joshi
In a new book, Kilo: Inside the Deadliest Cocaine Cartels, war correspondent Toby Muse reports on the human stories behind the drug's passage across Colombia, from coca leaf pickers and jungle chemists to cartel sicarios and speedboat smugglers.Toby Muse
On Jan. 20, VICE News will broadcast the forum live on Facebook and Vice.com.VICE News
Defund the Police is a movement that’s gaining momentum in the aftermath of the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.Joshua Hersh
If court reporters or jurors can’t comprehend what Black people are saying in court, these citizens can get screwed.Nicholas Fraccaro