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Watch Two Sneak Peeks from This Week's 'VICE' on HBO Episode

This week we investigate Bangladesh's black market for human organs and the rise of homophobia in Uganda.

by VICE Staff
May 14 2015, 3:56pm

So far this season, VICE has investigated climate change, police militarization, dangerous legal highs, and more. This week, we'll be taking a look at Bangladesh's black market for human organs. There are more than 100,000 people in dire need of a kidney transplant in the United States, and more than 4,000 of them could die this year while their name slowly moves up a waiting list. But for those willing to turn to the black market, a trip to the slums of Bangladesh might get them just about any organ they need. Host Vikram Gandhi goes to Dhaka to explore the thriving illegal market for kidneys, and to see why so many of the country's poor are willing to take such a drastic step for the cash they need.

Then, we go to Uganda to investigate the rise of homophobia in the country. Host Isobel Yeung heads down to meet some of the anti-gay leaders teaching intolerance to Uganda's youth and uncover disturbing ties between their message and the lessons that American fundamentalists have been pushing for years.

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