Just after midnight on Sunday, Indonesia executed six drug offenders by firing squad. International observers see the executions as harsh, especially since five of the six prisoners were foreign nationals.
The butt of a Brazilian model known for her derriere is literally rotting away due to a botched black-market plastic surgery. The fillers she pumped into her rump to increase her curves fused to her muscles and caused her body to go into septic shock.
We're serializing season two of our HBO show, starting with the premiere, in which Ben Anderson reported on Brazil's effort to clean up crime before the World Cup and Olympics. We checked in with Ben to get his thoughts now that the World Cup is over.
Shane Smith travels to Kabul to follow the trail of American money disappearing into the Afghan reconstruction, and Ben Anderson heads to Rio de Janeiro, where Brazil has taken extreme measures to clean up the city.
Going to Rio and drinking beer while ignoring the favelas doesn't make you a paragon of virtue. I guess the debate will continue, but it's safe to say it's more complicated than knee jerk cynicism will allow for.
Australia is the world's great melting pot. We're a diverse group of multiculturalists who came together with one shared dream: to steal a continent from the people who had been living here for fifty thousand years.
Brazilians love Bukowski. There are Portuguese translations of Women (Mulheres) and Post Office (Correio) at newspaper kiosks, Bukowski's ugly mug stenciled onto walls in Sao Paulo's Vila Madalena suburb, and tribute bars.
After the game, fans poured out onto the street. Drums were banged, chants were chanted, people danced. There were some tears. This was the passion of Argentine football half-tamed and transplanted to central London.
America is the greatest fucking country on Earth. It may as well be the only fucking country on Earth. It's the only fucking country that matters, anyhow. After all, giving us free reign over the entirety of His Kingdom was the last thing God did before H…
Brazil has a reputation for dealing with protesters by killing them. Sensing PR problems in the lead up to the World Cup, they called Steve Costello, a 72-year-old British karate instructor, so riot cops would have an arsenal of effective fighting moves i…
To focus on watching the games with his countrymen instead of busting a nut, Italian porn star Rocco Siffredi, the self-proclaimed "Italian Stallion," has decided to remain celibate until Italy wins or loses the World Cup.
If there's anything the English love more than watching soccer, it's doing lines of coke before, during, and after watching soccer. But a sudden shortage of blow in the UK in a time of high demand has dealers looking for options.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks behind the headlines. This week, Al Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt face 15 years in prison, Kenyan police seize hundreds of elephant tusks, and the Thai military sweeps the country for weapons.
The vast majority of Salvador's population, who live in slums, are not allowed inside the city's new shopping malls. So this became the key place for the poorer 85 percent of the population to buy its food and other groceries.
On May 14, a leader of Brazil's Landless Workers' Movement met with Julian Assange in London's Ecuadorian embassy to discuss ways in which Latin American social movements could assist Wikileaks. The leader told Assange, "If you need asylum in Brazil, we o…
Rio de Janeiro's Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) are the elite police force who intervene when conflicts become too heavy for regular cops to handle. With a recent spate of murders leading up to the World Cup, it's clear that tensions are rising as po…