Getting to Know the Drug Lord Who Controlled Rio’s Biggest Slum
Being one of the most powerful drug lords in the country is "a much tougher job than people imagine," according to Misha Glenny's new book.
Photos of Brazilians Playing Dodgeball in Drag
Lincon Zarbietti, Words: Oliver Bredariol
What It's Like Being a Female Cocaine Boss
An interview with Raquel Santos de Oliveira, who took over her boyfriend's drug business after he was killed in a police shoot-out, before developing a debilitating coke problem and getting out of the game.
Meet the Girls Behind São Paulo's Female-Only Tattoo Shop
We talked with the shop's artists about how they got started, guys being jealous and their love of permanently marking people's bodies.
The Teenage Brazilian Barbers Grooming Those Who Can't Afford It
At least once a month, Vinicius Rodrigues and Esdras Gomes visit nursing homes, childcare centres and homeless shelters offering their services for free.
the vice reader
Read This Story by Clarice Lispector: 'Report on the Thing'
A new translation of the legendary Brazilian writer's meditation on the nature of time, the universe, Sweden, Pelé, and one electronic alarm clock that is so many things.
We Found Some Goths in the Amazon
They traipse around Manaus in heavy black bodices and chunky black boots attracting the sun like a moody solar panel.
João Paulo Machado
Being Gay Is Beautiful in Brasília
Brasília is an urban closet.
We Had a Chat With the Mayor of São Paulo About Baile Funk and Brazil's Drug Problems
Fernando Haddad isn't phased by thousands of protesters showing up at his house.
Débora Lopes and Peu Araújo
Photographing Brazil's Teenage Fire Balloon Gangs
In the early 1990s, Zilton Coelho followed eight balloon-obsessed teenagers through the slums of São Paulo.
Zilton Coelho, Words by Larissa Zaidan
Getting Around the Back-Alley Abortion with Pills and Apps
A woman dies every eight minutes from unsafe abortion. These activists are trying to change that.
Revealing Photos from Inside São Paulo's Most Secretive Street Drugs Market
Taken by Índio Badaróss – the artist known as "the Basquiat of Cracolândia".
Índio Badaróss and Gabriel Uchida, Words: Felipe La