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  • The Mexico City Barrio Giuliani Couldn't Conquer

    A decade after Rudy Giuliani was asked for advice on how to clean up Mexico City, his recommendations have borne some fruit. Now you can walk the streets of the historic center at night and find trendy bars inhabited by turistas, hipsters, and...

  • The Subterranean Scene

    Local gangs known as combos made up of reguetoneros (“reggaeton fans”) in their late teens and early 20s haunt the subway stations of Mexico City. Most combos are guilty of general rowdiness and huffing chemicals in public, like American greasers and...

  • An Interview with a Mexican Coke Dealer

    Julián is a coke dealer. He’s 44. He’s been working Mexico City for two decades. He agreed to take us on a ride-along as he worked. The phone never stopped ringing, not for a minute.

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  • A Neo-Aztec in Mexico City

    In Mexico City, Aztec culture is not just scattered ruins, jade masks hung in museums, or 'concheros' dressed in colorful feathers dancing and offering to pose with tourists in the city’s main plaza. The “race of bronze” can still be seen in the faces...

  • Mexico City: Was the Pemex Blast a Bomb or an Accident?

    The victims of the explosion at the Pemex headquarters on January 31 were mostly regular, everyday office workers. The dead were secretaries, maintenance guys, accountants. One of those killed was a nine-year-old girl named Dafne Sherlyn Martinez who...

  • Displaced Verse

    In Syria, controversial poet Mohamad Alaaedin Abdul Moulawas earned a reputation as a sort of Arabic Henry Miller. Mohamad now lives in Mexico. He fled Syria just before the Free Syrian Army and Assad’s forces decided to turn his country into a pile of...

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  • Shot By Kern

    Richard Kern photographed Argentine-born Ana Lucia at her home in Mexico City. She told us that in middle school her nickname was "The Sweet Little Ass From Seventh Grade."If you go to VBS.TV/shotbykern right now, you can watch her get naked and

  • El Hombre Arana

    In the fall of 2006 I was on the Morrissey Tour. I had been touring since March ‘06, traveling all over the world photographing his concerts and fans.

  • A Mexican In... Vienna

    Vice: Why did you decide to move to Vienna?