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Living in the Sewers of Colombia

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Aside from literally sleeping in feces, these people are dodging rats, flash floods and drug addicts. What's worse, the sewer dwellers are constantly under attack by local "death squads," who fire open rounds and pour gasoline into their underground homes, then set them ablaze. Hosted by Thomas Morton | Originally released in 2007 at http://vice.com Watch more VICE documentaries here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Presents Subscribe for videos that are actually good: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/vice/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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Emely Garcia (5 hours ago)
It's depressing to see humans being treated like rats and "social cleansing" becoming a norm. Humans should have the right to at least a safe shelter. Yes, I do believe that there are certain types of evil beings that deserve the worst (pedophiles, rapists, etc.), but the only "crime" that many of these people commit is being poor. It's very easy to judge these people for using drugs and stealing food/money when you have a roof over your head and food on your plate. Drug use is inevitable when living a life like this. Always having your guard up, never having a stable life or routine, not knowing if today is your last day, etc.- drugs are an escape from all this. Honestly very heartbreaking.
Ieat utube (6 hours ago)
Can anyone explain to me who these "Death squads" are? is it local militias hired by the landowners, local government paramilitaries, a national political mandate, or something else?
Franky Lopez (9 hours ago)
"Right wing death squads" fuck out of here with that liberal bullshit
xy ღ (13 hours ago)
if I had to end up there, i'd be smarter than them. i wouldnt look homeless, ask for help and actually try to live. I know there will be at least one person a day that could give me something useful.. i'd collect the things and over time Id have plenty. after I look "normal" I'd blend in with regular people and work my way up from there i think there's always a way. theyre not trying hard enough is what i think.
Tyler Long (15 hours ago)
This is too sad I couldn’t even watch another minute..
alienstarguest (14 hours ago)
EDIT UPDATE: It is not a sewer. It is indeed a storm drain. The human waste in there is from the people that live there. I checked on some Bogota sites. Sewer pipes are generally too small for humans. That, and an actual sewer is not habitable for even the most hearty of human. They are defiling their own 'homes', a storm drain could be livable. They made it a sewer. It becomes but dangerous after heavy rains. But poop from the city? No. The storm drain dwelles get weak, get high, and dont have the decency to not poop their home.
AfroKito Boho Artist (23 hours ago)
My Gaaaaw! People killing children, instead of helping children.
TheShockLoad (1 day ago)
Acupuncture with used junkie needles? Nice, nice....sounds like a great choice.
SPACE MAN81 (1 day ago)
thought the thumbnail was idubbz
QazzaF (1 day ago)
Bradley Watkins (1 day ago)
Oh my God, this is just sad, I hope these people get the necessary help needed, if I was rich I would help these people, as hard as it is to film the documentary, its good that these videos around the world bringing awareness and it is just sad. but I will promise this, I will get my shit together, and I will gather the bravery of going to these hostile devasting places not just to film but bring help of some kind rather it is money food or just genuine love from the heart, and I am here, and at first I believe I was an immoral person, but yet I have tremendous amount of emotion and feeling when I see happiness sadness and just pure anger. '
Lil cyan (1 day ago)
poor puppy
This is as real as shit gets man
A. DUBITANTE (2 days ago)
This is naive hippster journalism at its finest. 1: Not a single kid there, only hardened drug users. And frankly, I do not pity those. They're happy in their way. 2: those guys tell a lot of horrible stories, but that's just what junkies do. Ever talked to one before? 3. They fill every space with junk, even the luxury sewer flat, like hoarders, but they are just messy. Messed up their lives, mess up their surroundings. Sewer or park doesn't matter, just take a look at any place frequented by junkies. 4. Lady said the baby would be her 3rd, but Mr. Journalist didn't bother asking about the other two. Maybe the "landlord" he liked so well sold em. The woman was cold. No one cared. 5. Has anyone bothered checking the credentials of this doctor Jaime? Claims he has started pulling kids out of sewers in the 1970s, looks a bit young for that.
death painful (2 days ago)
Is anybody else Itchy? 😨
Joshua Prado-Saccoman (3 days ago)
Good riddance
dave hightower (3 days ago)
How come all of Vice News reporters look like weak little soy boys??
S. Ra (3 days ago)
James Wilson (4 days ago)
not very good shit
Abel Gomez Jr. (4 days ago)
Why is god so cruel
jack marsden (4 days ago)
What song is the back ground music at the beginning and around 10:15
Thomas Morton is the absolute best. People seem to open up to him.
Paul (5 days ago)
What a sick government!!
Darina K (5 days ago)
why the fuck is the government killing these people instead of helping them??????? Fuck the police/death squad.
oskari lepisto (5 days ago)
then you wonder why there is so much criminality maybe its becouse THEY HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE
oskari lepisto (5 days ago)
King Relucano (6 days ago)
Poor subtitle
Bullard Bellamy (6 days ago)
Teenage mutant Columbian turtles
Stasys Lenkauskas (6 days ago)
I can’t believe that there government is that cold
Kinky Nig-word69 (6 days ago)
5:10 - “let’s get a video of that fresh shit”
LB Rudz (6 days ago)
I thought these homeless were disgusting but the police and the people who stabbed them 11 time for "social cleansing" is way beyond that
James Criasia (6 days ago)
Funny how they manage to call crackheads living in sewers liberals can't even use the word homeless vice is so cool but at the same time all bullshit propaganda I wonder who writes there checks
Mike fu (7 days ago)
i wonder what it pays better be good i need a new job and i dont like kids 2 birds 1 stone so to speak o ppl before u get upset im only jokeing i dont really care about the money
Mathieu Dextradeur (7 days ago)
Thanks for sharing. Great courage.
/ñatãlìę\ (8 days ago)
my family lives there and I'm going in a week
Anna McDonald (8 days ago)
Could they have chosen a whimpier guy to do this? (No offense)
L. R. (8 days ago)
Omg and I though I had it rough wow. May god bless you poor souls.
Sonny Asa (8 days ago)
sarttee (8 days ago)
i can imagine Bane coming out " I WAS BORN IN THE DARKNESS " !
Lassov Angel (8 days ago)
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝑳𝑶𝑪𝑶𝑴𝑩𝑰𝑨 ...
Albin Zzandahl (9 days ago)
hmm, I need to stop complain about my life
Eliisorp Eliisorp (9 days ago)
Duke Nuke (9 days ago)
Its just sad how this still exists. There still are death squads. There are still people who want them dead. For literally the smallest reasons.
Cle Draine (9 days ago)
Seek refuge in nature it will teach and also provide for you how to survive... modern cities and society isn't set up to help humans only to become their cemeteries for those who can't adapt.
This is so bad.... Killing people who need help....
Umbrella Bunny (10 days ago)
Bitch ass death squads. Seeing this makes my heart hurt and appreciate what I have more. I wish I could figure out who pays these squads and officers then hunt them down. They're the ones who don't deserve to live.
iRunSh1t (10 days ago)
Hijueputas!! La mayoría de los rolos son clasistas. 🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴Viva la revolución!!
Kaneisha King (10 days ago)
What is the social cleansing operation? They mentioned it to many times.
Lampfish (11 days ago)
Wow this is horrific
HRISTOV Srbin (11 days ago)
поред оволке џунгле и природе они иду у канализацију
Ali Mohammond (11 days ago)
at 16:00 the white guy with glasses with the vest on , look like in live in the sewer too!
Drew Tube (12 days ago)
Kyle Helton (12 days ago)
Why cuss so much not that big of a deal
Satan666One (12 days ago)
Great channel. Without censure.
Satan666One (12 days ago)
La limpieza social. Indiferencia e ignorancia.
SymonDymond (13 days ago)
Anyone in the propoganda industry should be used to swimming in filth. While I think its great to expose this. I dont think doing it on VICE is helpful. It undermines credibility. There is a reputation for manipulation and outright fabrication not to mention a judgemental approach which is going to make people think twice about a case which in reality seems worthwhile. Hopefully this will get out via somewhere a bit more real.
Bite Me (13 days ago)
Vice lies about a lot of shit these days but their old stuff was pretty good
reformed09 (13 days ago)
The word of our creator (God)is always right. Jeremiah 17:9 "The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?
Hea Mees (14 days ago)
I would rather escape to forest and take my chances of surviving there. Even death is better than swimming in shit, being under constant threat of getting beaten up every day
Joshua Trotter (14 days ago)
Shit sickle 😂
Kuutti Lemmetyinen (15 days ago)
good one
Tim Higgins (15 days ago)
the acting? or the script?
Jonathan Wright (16 days ago)
I thought my one bedroom apartment in the hood was bad. Honestly I am so lucky and feel like a shithead for ever feeling like I was disadvantaged. I have a job, a car and a safe clean roof over my head. These people have nothing but each other and even that is not guaranteed living in the sewers of Columbia.
Mesodium (16 days ago)
This is equal to Nazis, if not worse.
AreYouThreateningMe !! (16 days ago)
I really doubt a little girl got set on fire but that guy did seem pretty trustworthy. I always trust guys that are high as fuck on crack and covered in human excrement
D e e n e l l a (16 days ago)
19:22 i thought that dog was a rat i got scared
SIIIOXIDE (16 days ago)
how did she get out of the little hole when the baby was due ?
anonymous guy (16 days ago)
The second the "doctor" I'm with wants to give me acupuncture to "help my immune system" which actually means going into the dirtiest place I can with fresh open wounds for bacteria and viruses to enter my skin, I'm running far away and calling bullshit on anything that quack says.
Yellow (16 days ago)
what the fuck did i just watch
Vtec for life (17 days ago)
after seeing this, oh how i feel ashamed for just sitting here able to watch the suffering of others while eating a burger and fries in the saftey of my home. Its such a shame but in the event of a nuclear war these people would survive with no problems at all as they dont need much at all to survive
Mehdi Rahmoun (18 days ago)
And they're having fucking babies....wtf??
Seth Hood (18 days ago)
Peter Moutinho (18 days ago)
5:50 Human Beans are real bruh.. All jokes aside..this is unreal..we canot say we're bad in life once we know this the truth for someone out there RIGHT NOW!!!
Kivi Kallo (18 days ago)
AAA my claustrophobia is kicking in!
Unum Kumunu (18 days ago)
why can't they live above ground
LLB MAGA (18 days ago)
They could at least clean their area
LLB MAGA (18 days ago)
Omg, just a rat nibbling at my eye... Jesus... I remember years ago my boyfriend and I went to house sit for friends of my sister, we didn't know them, we just moved to Portland Maine and only knew my sister and her husband. Anyway we made a bed of blankets on the floor and was laying around, about asleep, in the dark, and all of a sudden he got super stiff and quite AF. He had me horrified, as he was. He truly thought it was a spider crawling on his back, he just felt fur, ROFLMAO, I jumped up, turned on the lamp and low and behold, it was theee cutest kitten you ever seen. BWAHAHAAHAA!! We bad no clue this chick had a kitten, I guess it was sleeping and hidden. Oh, sweet memories.. It's weird the things you see, hear, smell, that can bring back the strangest things
LLB MAGA (18 days ago)
Good looming feller, if he was clean and clean
LLB MAGA (18 days ago)
"Oh, just some crack cocaine" wtf!?!
Estabania Carmona (19 days ago)
That’s sucks to always have to watch your surroundings and they way they have to live to try to stay safe. 🙏🏼
Lauren Shaw (19 days ago)
Excuse me wtf did he just say.... Death squads... The ppl come at night wear masks and come to kill all the street children.... Wot the actual fuck is this evil never heard anything like it ever... !!!!. Jesus!!!
SuperHkang (19 days ago)
set a little girl on fire while she's still alive? am i living on earth?? i have a 4year old daughter, what the fuck is this country? it's people seem to be murderers
SuperHkang (19 days ago)
death squads killing 7 year old kids...i keep telling my 7 yr old son that some parts of earth are hell on earth basically. colombia and very terrible poor country; very sad
dhdy1213 (20 days ago)
"fresh shit" lol
LittleLulubee (20 days ago)
So what's going to happen to her baby? And where are her other babies? Totally irresponsible
Leonard Philipp Gaffke (21 days ago)
It's so sad. 😢
Str8From215 (21 days ago)
If you ever feel your life is bad just watch this video cause your life ain’t shit compared to what these kids live in
Joe Majewski (22 days ago)
8:00 Is the guy chewing on coca leaves?
Sdf Adfadfa (22 days ago)
6:38 that was fucking scarry when he crawled towards the camera like that
THE BRAVADO SHOW (23 days ago)
张振宁 (23 days ago)
I will never complain about living in Canada and having my wifi lost... These humans are living in such bad conditions... I'm crying.
Hans Christian Gallo (23 days ago)
did human rights noticed this? or are they called HUMAN RIGHTS for rich only bothering other peoples country than helping the people
Blocker tk (23 days ago)
Where’s the police where’s the government where’s the law
John Smith (24 days ago)
21:55 the guy still has his wedding ring! That's actually quite moving.
Matilda Sundvall (24 days ago)
Fucking cop bastards!! They always have to hit on people who are down.
I don’t know why that couple would want to put puppies and bring kids into the world and live in the sewers
a. wanderer (25 days ago)
I wonder if that poor baby survived. What a horrible situation to be brought into.
TheFilmBaron (25 days ago)
Is this common in South America? Because I've been reading/watching pretty much about the same things happening in Brazil. Vigilante paramilitary groups slaughtering and torturing homeless people.

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