VICE: Afghan Money Pit and The Pacification of Rio (Season 2)

blame it on Shake January 5, 2015

After a successful run on HBO, VICE will now be making it’s EMMY-winning docu-series available for everyone as they prep for Season 3 and 4 – both picked up by HBO, of course.

Up first, the debut episode of season two (episode 11 in total): Afghan Money Pit and The Pacification of Rio.

In the first episode, Shane Smith travels to Kabul to follow the trail of American money pouring into the Afghan reconstruction—one of the most expensive, fraudulent, and wasteful uses of American tax dollars ever. Then, VICE correspondent Ben Anderson travels to Rio de Janeiro, where the Brazilian government took extreme measures to clean up the city’s rampant drugs and crime in advance of the World Cup and Olympics.

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