In part one of our three-part documentary, we meet two DEA agents who spent years on the trail of the elusive king of cocaine and became the basis for Netflix's show, Narcos.
Carlos Villalón's upcoming book, Coca: The Lost War, follows the coca plant from the fields of Colombia to the murders of Mexico.
Thousands of people from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Nepal are traveling up to 10,000 miles from as far south as Argentina—a treacherous trip that can take anywhere from three to six months.
The country's last president is in jail, a crowded election is headed for a runoff, and despite massive protests observers aren't sure whether lasting reforms will be put in place.
Colombian Devil's Breath—also known as scopolamine—puts people into a trance-like state, in which they can be coerced to hand over thousands of dollars worth of valuables to criminals.
Peruvian photographer Omar Lucas travelled to the town of La Rinconada to spend time with women who spend 11 hours a day panning for gold.
Brasília is an urban closet.
Over the last 21 years, the secretive and controversial US-backed drug war effort dumped weaponized herbicide on 4.3 million acres of land.
We Skyped with the Golden Bear-winning director about her process, her feminine perspective, and what it was like to work with Jennifer Connelly.
His new book looks at how the American government, banks, and intelligence agencies enforce a very covert and modern type of imperialism.
We chatted with producer Alex Chitty about the trail of cocaine running from Caracas to a small, strange town in Niger called Agadez.
The film's plot is as sparse as the landscape it portrays, with both containing a great deal of overwhelming beauty.
Colombians are seeking black market sexual stimulants, imported from Asia.
Photographer Ivan Kashinsky swapped National Geographic for Instagram.
According to her brother, she didn't even want the procedure and only agreed to it after the surgeon kept badgering her to come in for the operation.
The biannual six-day festival includes a lot of drinking, a lot of parades, and a lot of extremely dangerous encounters with bulls.
Today: Venezuela's economic woes continue, a study finds fracking caused Ohio's earthquakes, and a new antibiotic offers hope in the global war on superbugs.
You don't often see major powers bartering food staples for weapons systems, but the recent move by Vladimir Putin is actually a savvy bit of strategic thinking.
This week, Kenyan lawmakers approve controversial anti-terror legislation, PETA uncovers a shocking dog-skin trade in China, and the US Navy shows off a drone that looks like it belongs in Jaws.
To celebrate LGBT lives, we're creating a new photo column called "Being Gay Is Beautiful in..." about how great it is to be queer in cities around the globe.
Thousands of flowers take up the pavement outside self-service shops in the weeks leading up to All Saints' Day, but they're all fake.
This Sunday, Chile's indigenous Mapuche people stormed into Santiago for a demonstration and all hell broke loose.
Pablo Escobar's brother, Roberto, used to be the accountant responsible for the cartel's billions of dollars. Now, he operates their old house in Medellin, Colombia, as a museum and claims he's curing AIDS by studying horses.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, Ukraine's OSCE representative says Russian troops captured a border city, and Brazil dismantles a deforestation gang.