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Gangsters in Paradise - The Deportees of Tonga Corruption, Cocaine and Murder in Trinidad 6 months ago   24:02

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In Gangsters in Paradise - Deportees of Tonga, VICE embeds with four Tongan nationals who have been sent back to the tiny island nation where they were born after serving prison time in New Zealand and the United States. Former gang members, they often struggle to reconnect with the culture, the language, and the people.

They are haunted by the stigma of their criminal pasts, which casts a pall over their employment prospects and puts a barrier between them and their compatriots.

Government support for returnees is non-existent, wages are low, and with Tonga in the midst of a methamphetamine crisis, the temptations to revert to the lives of crime they hoped to leave behind when they left prison are high.

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Comments 9440 Comments

cujoe Mblakka
" Gangster's paradise ". Make brick machine, make something to sell. Make the best of it, man.
ned mcpherson
Come Legally and you won't get deported.
OBEY THE LAWS and you won't get DEPORTED!
304RealAssP NiggasKnow
I remembered I seen this fool in a LA gang video 😂
Isaac Tui
Yeah paradise gangsters they kill wth coconuts
CHILLY MAN
This was an interesting video I really enjoyed it. It surprised to see how the deportees have changed it seems like these guys have been rehabilitated. I guess for these guys to change they have to have nothing and live in a very slow country like area. i do agree that these guys are a bit ill treated when it comes to job opportunities and such the kinda things you need to start your life over again.
Queen Kush
🙌🙌🙌
alex hamblin
little girl shot the dude picking on him cause he cant fight without a weapon smh. gagster forshore, wimp.
Khairi Zuhair
Damn I'm feelin this video man. I feel bad for the guy that washes the car. Must be suck when his wife just don't wanna come to the country no more.
Saroya Fanniel
Yup, export Western learned criminal behavior to a paradise. Just like how they trashed and destroyed the lives of the indigenous people in the places they colonized. Now they just want to pass off their failures to these places. It's business as usual. If they're not trafficking them; they're dumping them on some other culture's country that is not in a position to balk about it.
ryan doe
why are they not in prison? but deported? do there victims get any justice from that?
Ender 64000
Where’s coolio
Your Tutor
stay home and die, thats what most of these cockroaches are worth
john Squires
I would hang with any of these guys, you can tell a good people culture when they can admit their mistakes. Good luck on your journeys and don't lose your soul.
Gerard Guitarist
When you're 11 and on the streets you have two options. Do what you're told or get seriously fucked up by some Jr. gangbangers. Gang life is the only reality many youth ever know from day one. It isn't a blame game...
Miki Miyazaki
I'll dee poort you tooooo Tooong that tong ta tong tong tong. Shaken those coconuts so scandalous!
Dom DelaWeeds
❤ 🌎 ✌️
CyCo CyCo
I'd prefer to live there than LA
RedHermit
The left worships gangsterism. this is why the 2nd amendment exists
Keyboard Master
Im tongan and most of us is like this
Jonathan Davies
Deport me here now . Uk is fucked anyway
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Corruption, Cocaine and Murder in Trinidad Gangsters in Paradise - The Deportees of Tonga 6 months ago   23:21

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Around midnight on May 3, Dana Seetahal, a prominent attorney and former senator in Trinidad and Tobago, had just left a casino in the capital of Port of Spain when her vehicle was stopped by another car blocking the road. A van pulled up alongside and let loose a burst of gunfire, killing her in a well orchestrated hit.

Her murder was one of approximately 170 that have occurred in the Caribbean nation so far this year, putting it on course for one of the highest murder rates in the world. The country saw only 93 murders in 1999. Last year, there were 407.

VICE News visited the slums of Port of Spain and spoke with police, activists, community leaders, and gangsters to understand the country's decade-plus spike in killings. Many of the murders are attributed to ruthless and politically connected street gangs who control territories that are sometimes no larger than a city block. The gangs fight over lucrative government contracts meant to provide social services and combat unemployment.

But gang violence is merely a symptom of a bigger problem. Trinidad has become an important stop for drugs headed to West Africa and the United States. Many observers point to "the big fish" — the nameless political and business elites who are behind drug trafficking and the culture of endemic corruption and murder that come with it. They are accused of turning a country rich in oil and gas deposits into their own personal narco-state, fostering impunity through a web of bribes and murders. Unlike the profits from the energy industry, however, this phenomenon trickles all the way down to the street level.

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