The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Armed groups release hundreds of child soldiers in the Central African Republic, Ebola survivors in Liberia complain of health problems after recovery, Puerto Rico’s financial problems are straining its public education system, and how a tiny insect could be Colombia’s weapon of choice against coca cultivation.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Militias Release Hundreds of Child Soldiers
It was part of a disarmament agreement brokered by the United Nations.
Physical and Mental Remnants of the Ebola Outbreak
Survivors experience vision problems, joint pain, hair and memory loss, among other symptoms.
Economic Woes Could Cripple Public Education System
The government says it won’t be able to pay its bills come next year, so it may need to shut down hundreds of schools to save money.
Government Mulls Alternative Methods of Coca Eradication
The Eloria noyesi moth feasts on the two types of leaves used to produce cocaine. The insect could be used to replace a controversial herbicide believed to cause cancer.