• 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.

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

    Coming soon: VICE News meets the apocalyptic sect that lives in the center of the fastest growing coca-producing region in South America.