drug war

Drugs

Can Addicts Finally Force the War on Drugs to End?

After decades of false starts, a legit political movement aimed at addressing addiction as a public health problem and led by those who are most affected by it may finally be taking shape.
Maia Szalavitz
9.29.15
Photo

The Branded Cocaine Bags of Mexico's Most Brutal Drug Gang

I collected the baggies while buying coke from the notorious Los Zetas cartel, in the town of Torreón.
Ana Covolo
7.13.15
Drugs

A Peace Deal with Colombia's Marxist Guerrillas Won't Fix Latin America's Cocaine Problem

Colombia's broader drug problem is, and always has been, that the global war on drugs has made cocaine production too profitable for too many people.
Steven Cohen
2.5.15
News

The Canadian Military Is Hunting Cocaine in the Caribbean

The Canadian Armed Forces just recommenced its official mission against transnational criminal syndicates using the seas as trafficking lanes for cocaine and other narcotics.
Ben Makuch
1.28.15
Stuff

Meet the Convicted Acid Dealer Who Broke Out of Jail and Is Running for US Senate

He faked crazy, he skipped prison, and now he wants to be in Congress.
Jules Suzdaltsev
11.5.14
Bad Cop Blotter

The US Government Thinks the DEA’s Fake Facebook Profile of a Real Woman Was No Big Deal

Is violating a woman's privacy in service of the drug war really OK?
Lucy Steigerwald
10.14.14
VICE News

Cocaine & Crude

VICE founder Suroosh Alvi went to Mexico to meet the drug cartels that are stealing the country's oil.
VICE Staff
8.4.14
News

Why Is White Boy Rick Still Serving Life in Prison?

He was convicted of cocaine possession in 1988, when he was 17 years old.
CJ Ciaramella
8.1.14
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
The Profiles Issue

Uruguay's Jose Mujica - President Chill

Profiling the world's chillest and most badass head of state who might just hold the key to ending the global drug war.
Krishna Andavolu
5.19.14
Stuff

The VICE Podcast - Uruguay's President José Mujica

Talking to one of the most fascinating world leaders of the last few decades.
VICE Staff
5.12.14
Correspondent Confidential

I Was Kidnapped by a Colombian Guerrilla Army

T. Christian Miller's run-in with FARC, a left-wing guerrilla army.
T. Christian Miller
11.21.13
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