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Rosario - Violence, Drugs, and Football (Part 1)

VICE News traveled to Rosario to find out how it became Argentina’s most violent city.

by VICE News
Aug 26 2014, 1:50pm

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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VICE News traveled to Rosario to investigate how the increase in violence has affected the city. We tagged along with Argentina's militarized police force, the gendarmerie, as they patrolled the streets of the villas, met with a local crime reporter, and interviewed a paid assassin to understand how this port town became Argentina's most violent city.

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