Nathaniel is running around the Americas for VICE News covering everything from the environment to drugs, politics, and weird crime.
Someone Tried to Ship 50 Bricks of Swastika-Branded Cocaine to Europe
Police in Peru seized the Nazi-branded cocaine, some of which also bore the word "HITLER."
Cancun is Banning ‘Narco’ Concerts as Violence Soars
Performances by El Komander, Grupo Firme, El Millonario and Alemán were recently cancelled in the tourist resort in an attempt to discourage the drug-related violence that is raging.
Two Tourists Were Murdered in Oaxaca’s Once Peaceful Beach Area in a Week
The murder of a Canadian man in Puerto Escondido came just days after an Argentine tourist was killed with a machete on the same coast.
The Prime Suspect in One of the Biggest Mysteries of Past 20 Years to be Extradited to US
Peru approved the extradition of Joran van der Sloot for alleged crimes related to the disappearance of 18-year-old American student Natalee Holloway.
US Claims El Chapo’s Sons Fed People to Tigers
Prosecutors claim that Los Chapitos also tested illicit fentanyl produced by the Sinaloa Cartel on humans in a slew of new charges.
El Mencho's Son Reconsiders Plea Deal After Family Lawyer Shows Up at Last Minute
El Menchito, the son and top deputy of the CJNG cartel's infamous leader, was due to plead guilty in a U.S. court. Then a new lawyer showed up.
A Man Was Killed For His Rolex Inside a Starbucks in Tulum
Initial reports by local media linked the attack on Mexican David González Cuéllar to a gang in the tourist town who steal fancy watches.
An American Met a Woman on Tinder in Colombia. Now She's Accused of His Murder.
American Paul Nguyen died after a Tinder date in the Colombian city of Medellin. Three people were just arrested.
Video Shows Man Tied Up With Explosives and Left on a Street Corner
Local media reported that the man was targeted by a local extortion gang after either he or the business he worked for refused to pay them.
A Secret Shipyard Building Submarines for Drug Cartels Just Got Busted
Narco subs are used by drug-trafficking organizations to move cocaine underwater towards Europe and the U.S.
Cartels Are Smuggling Fentanyl on Passenger Buses
The disappearance of 43 students in 2014 was also linked to the potential smuggling of drugs in passenger buses.
A Former Beauty Queen Is Accused of Using Indigenous Women as Slaves
Lili Bustillos was arrested after one of the women escaped and alerted authorities.