The open-air, rattletrap chiva buses of Cartagena were once used to transport produce and animals, but now they're basically mobile bars fueled by on-board DJs and plenty of aguardiente.
I met up with chef Charlie Otero in Cartegena to try two different preparations of ponche—more formally as capybara, or the world’s largest rodent.
Patacon con todo—literally, a fried green plantain with everything—is a cheap and filling mess of sausages, shredded chicken, onions, cheese, potato sticks, and tartar sauce, eaten on the streets of Cartagena.
The Mercado de Bazurto is a giant bustling market for some of the freshest fish and produce that Colombia has to offer. Better still, you'll find everything but tourists here.
Sean Reyes went undercover as a translator and bodyguard for a wealthy American businessman at a child sex party hosted by a trafficking cartel.
"I wouldn't recommend this work to anyone, young or old," a Cartagena prostitute tells VICE News. Yet, sex tourism is booming, and along with it, underage prostitution rings are confounding Colombian officials' efforts to stop the trend.
Colombia is reintegrating former Marxist rebels and paramilitary members — some of them drug runners, kidnappers, and worse — into traditional society by treating them as victims, not criminals.
The case of Sixta Campo — a community leader in a small town plagued by paramilitary threats and violence — shows why a government peace deal with FARC guerrillas won't solve all the country's problems.
Our duo in Colombia check in from Cartagena after Colombia's second victory put them into the knockout round.
The greatest responsibility of the Secret Service sex scandal lies with the two bum agents who disrespected the number one code of tricking: Pay up sucka!