• Peru’s War on Drugs (Trailer)

    Coming soon: VICE News traveled to the heart of Peru’s coca-producing region to witness how the government is waging a war on drugs with the aim of putting an early end to its reign as the world’s new king of cocaine.

  • Inside the Israelite’s Elementary School (Extra Scene from 'Cocaine and Faith in the Amazon')

    In this extra scene, VICE News visits an elementary school in Alto Monte that follows the religious Royal Law established in the Amazonian community, but a young student says his generation isn't about to blindly follow the path of his elders.

  • The Promised Land: Cocaine and Faith in the Amazon (Full Length)

    VICE News meets the apocalyptic sect living in the center of the fastest growing coca-producing region in South America.

  • Cocaine and Faith in the Amazon (Part 3)

    In the final part of our series, VICE News visits a coca plantation near Caballococha, Peru, and learns of the environmental impact the Israelite farmers and the introduction of crops have had on the Amazon rainforest's ecosystem.

  • Cocaine and Faith in the Amazon (Part 2)

    Coca has begun to grow in the Amazon basin near where the messianic sect known as the Israelites have settled, and Brazilian authorities suspect that members of the sect have become involved in the area’s growing drug trade.

  • Cocaine and Faith in the Amazon (Part 1)

    In part one, VICE News travels to Alto Monte de Israel to meet the apocalyptic sect known as the Israelites, and learn about their prophet, Ezequiel Ataucusi, who led them to settle in the Amazon jungle.