Julie Schwietert Collazo

I Biked the Most Dangerous Road in the World

The old highway that connects the city of La Paz with the tropical Bolivian Yungas is one of the most dangerous roads on the planet. For daring cyclists, it’s a tourist destination.
Miguel Ángel Vicente de Vera
8.30.18
Drugs

What It's Like to Be Married to a Mexican Drug Trafficker

"Two days before my daughter was born, they kidnapped my husband's bodyguard. At dawn on the day she was born, we found him hanging from a bridge."
Andrea Juárez
4.3.18
Interviews

This Dad Does Cute-as-Hell Depeche Mode Covers With His Kids

"I've heard that Depeche Mode knows who we are."
Santiago Riomalo
3.21.18
Culture

How Mexican Piñatas Get Made

Thanks to a family in the Mexican town of Acolman, the tradition of producing piñatas by hand is alive and flourishing
Memo Bautista
2.7.18
COLOMBIA

Cave Paintings Are Giving This Colombian Town Life After Cocaine

For more than three decades, ancient treasures remained hidden among the light green coca plants of Raudal.
Andrés Bermúdez Liévano
1.12.18
VICE News

One Man Dissolved Dozens of Bodies and Dumped Them in a Mass Grave in Mexico

Eight years ago, Santiago Meza admitted to carrying out horrible acts on behalf of drug cartels. The authorities still haven't sentenced him, but on the land in Tijuana where he "worked," the evidence continues to pile up.
Laura Sánchez Ley
12.8.17
soccer

The Immortal Maradona: The Many Times That Diego Cheated Death

The soccer legend, who recently turned 57, has seemed on multiple occasions to have his days numbered—but he's always managed to stick around. Did someone say the hand of God?
Juan José Relmucao
11.12.17
Drugs

Cocaine Farmers Are Hunting for an Alternative

Colombian communities that have long depended on coca plants for income are on their own in the era of peace between the government and Marxist guerrillas.
Andrés Bermúdez Liévano
11.8.17
Music

'What Happens in Radiohead Is Sometimes Inexplicable': An Interview with Philip Selway

We talked to the drummer of the legendary British band about his solo work and his new album.
Juan Sebastián Barriga Ossa
11.1.17
COLOMBIA

How Radio Changed the Course of a 50-Year Civil War

The government and Marxist guerrillas both used the airwaves as weapons in their battle for the soul of Colombia.
Juan Camilo Maldonado Tovar
10.29.17
Earthquake in Mexico

On the Ground at the Site of Mexico City's Collapsed Buildings

Many who survived Tuesday's earthquake unscathed found their homes and workplaces in ruins.
Daniel Melchor
9.21.17
Earthquake in Mexico

Inside the Inspiring Citizen Response to Mexico's Earthquake

When everything falls silent, it's an incomparable, goosebumps-inducing display of human will. "Is there anyone here who hears me?"
Eliana Gilet
9.21.17
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