Video -Trump’s MS-13 Deportations Cause Chaos in El Salvador – VICE News Reports

Video -Published on Sep 15, 2017 – MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, has long been known as one of the deadliest street gangs in the world, but under the Trump administration the fight against this criminal network of mostly Salvadoran young men, many of whom are immigrants, has ramped up dramatically.

MS-13 wasn’t created in El Salvador — it was born in Los Angeles in the 1980s, founded by refugees from El Salvador’s civil war. In the 1980s, many of those gang members were deported back to El Salvador—where they quickly took advantage of the war-torn nation.

Now, with the Trump Administration vowing to eliminate the gang at all costs, VICE News gained rare access inside the underworld of MS-13 in El Salvador as they are hunted by police and rival gangs and they tell VICE New that the rhetoric from the White House has struck a nerve and warn there will be deadly consequences to the crackdown.

 

What it’s like to fly into a Category 5 hurricane – Hurricane Irma – VICE News Reports

Published on Sep 10, 2017 – Hurricane Irma – What it’s like to fly into a Category 5 hurricane

Even with all the technology at the U.S. government’s disposal, the best way to gather data from a hurricane is still the hard way: flying into the storm in a propeller plane.

That’s exactly what the men and women of 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron do. Better known as the “Hurricane Hunters,” this all-reserve Air Force unit is tasked with piloting their WC-130J aircraft directly into the eye of a hurricane.

VICE News secured a ride with the Hurricane Hunters as they flew into the eye of Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic. The Hurricane Hunters don’t fly into storms for fun. During their flight an array of instruments collect and transmit data used to predict how active storms will develop, and move.

Read more: https://news.vice.com/story/hurricane-irma-category-5

 

 

Video – Powerful Hurricane Irma winds hitting Naples, Florida – Fox News Reports

 

Published on Sep 10, 2017 – Hurricane Irma

Steve Harrigan reports on initial wind gusts.

 

 

Video – Hurricane Irma pulls water away from Key Largo coast – Fox News Reports

 

Published on Sep 10, 2017

Adam Housley shares footage of the bay.

 

Video – ISIS Expands its Global Battlefield into the Philippines – HBO – VICE News

 

Islamic Center in Marawi City
Islamic Center in Marawi City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Published on May 31, 2017

 

The Philippine Army says it has retaken most of the southern city of Marawi from the ISIS-linked militants.

Militants linked to the Islamic State invaded the Filipino city of Marawi more than a week ago, prompting President Rodgrigo Duterte to declare martial law and step up the offensive against the rebels.

According to the government, more than 100 people have died during the fighting while thousands of civilians have fled to nearby provinces.

The civilians who remain are stuck between ruthless Islamic rebels, and a president who openly encourages atrocities against his own people.

VICE News reports from the ground in Marawi.

This segment originally aired May 20, 2017, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.

Video – Satellites Help Predict North Korean Nuclear Tests – VICE News

Nuclear Tests
The "Baker" explosion, part of Opera...
The “Baker” explosion, part of Operation Crossroads, a nuclear weapon test by the United States military at Bikini Atoll, Micronesia, on july 25th 1946. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Published on May 16, 2017

On Monday, North Korea announced the new ballistic missile it launched on Sunday could carry a nuclear warhead and U.S. military bases in the Pacific were within the country’s reach. News outlets around the world had recently warned that a sixth nuclear test by North Korea is imminent. The forecast isn’t a wild guess — it’s the result of careful analysis of satellite photos by a handful of wonky experts. As technology has improved and high-resolution satellite imagery has moved into the public domain, this elite group has gained remarkable insight into how and when North Korea tests its nukes. VICE News speaks with satellite imagery analysts at Planet Labs and the Center for Nonproliferation Studies to find out how they’re able to predict what the hermit kingdom is up to.