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El Chapo's Prison Escape Represents Yet Another Failure of the Mexican Government

The director of the new documentary "Cartel Land" describes how Mexican citizens have been driven to vigilantism because the police and military are unable or unwilling to help.
Matthew Heineman
7.23.15
News

What's Going to Happen to the Sinaloa Cartel Now That 'El Chapo' Is Free?

We asked Malcolm Beith, author of a biography called 'The Last Narco', about how Mexico's biggest organized crime ring works, and the odd of its ruthless kingpin quietly retiring now that he's free again.
Allie Conti
7.21.15
News

Everything We Know About the Mexican Drug Lord Who Escaped from Prison This Weekend

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as "El Chapo," surpassed Pablo Escobar as the most successful drug kingpin of all time years ago. This weekend, he pulled off his second elaborate escape from prison.
Allie Conti
7.14.15
VICE News

The Missing 43: Mexico's Disappeared Students (Full Length)

When police forces intercepted students from the Teachers College of Ayotzinapa in Mexico en route to a protest in Iguala, six students were fatally shot and 43 were abducted.
VICE Staff
11.29.14
News

Mexican Drug Cartels Are Using Social Media Apps to Commit Virtual Kidnappings

Facebook and WhatsApp are being used to trick people into ponying up cash for safe relatives.
Priscila Mosqueda
9.18.14
MEXICALIA

Mexican Narco Music Is the Soundtrack to the War on Drugs

Sing along to lyrics about beheadings, executions and coke binges.
VICE Staff
7.18.14
MEXICALIA

Mexican Narco Music Is the Soundtrack to the War on Drugs - Part 1

Sing along about beheadings, executions and coke binges.
VICE Staff
7.16.14
News

How Did the 'Ndrangheta Get So Rich?

Italy's first globalised mafia is organising crime in all five continents.
Luca Rinaldi
4.17.14
Photo

The Mexican Doctor Who Leads a Militia Against the Cartels

Three days in the life of Dr Jose Manuel Mireles Valverde.
Hans-Maximo Musielik
1.13.14
News

New Cocaine Routes Are Wreaking Havoc in West Africa

The War On Drugs has forced South American cartels into a damaging rethink.
Joseph Cox
7.10.13
FRINGES

The Warrior State

Mexican civilians are taking justice into their own hands.
VICE Mexico
4.30.13
MEXICALIA

The Messenger Angels of Ciudad Juárez

Dear Mexican cartels: don’t fuck with the Angels.
VICE Mexico
4.12.13
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