“El Titan” and Heavy Metal in Pablo Escobar’s Medellín

Remembering "the Colombian Bruce Dickinson" who survived the drug wars and inspired a generation of South American metalheads.
Alex De Moller

Being Gay in Rural Colombia Ain't Easy

Where "straight" guys aren't so straight—until they're harassing you.
Julio C. Londoño Á.

Watch an Exclusive Behind the Scenes Look at Pablo Escobar’s Death on Narcos

See how the show prepared for the kingpin's gruesome end.
Amil Niazi
Festival Season!

Medellín​'s Freedom Festival Celebrated Its 8th Year with a Practice in Peace, Liberty, and Some Really Good Techno

Colombia's biggest independent electronic event offered 15 nonstop hours of big names like Joseph Capriati, and even bigger vibes.
Thump Colombia

The Nazi-Loving Drug Lord Who Revolutionized the Cocaine Smuggling Industry

When Carlos "Crazy Charlie" Lehder of the Medellin cartel, was eventually taken down for his drug crimes, the prosecutors compared his cocaine transportation system to what Henry Ford was to automobiles.
Seth Ferranti

These Were the Faces of the Crowd During Richie Hawtin's Recent Set In Bogotá, Colombia

Because what better way to examine the power of music than the look you make when the bass hits?
Juan Pablo López M.

Matías Aguayo’s RIONEGRO Project Merges Club-Ready Psychedelia with Amazonian Mysticism

Aguayo's new collaborative project shares a new video that's inspired by Yacuruna, who is "both man, jaguar, and serpent."
Thump Colombia
VICE Specials

How Pablo Escobar's Legacy of Violence Drives Today's Cartel Wars - Part 1

In part one of our three-part documentary, we meet two DEA agents who spent years on the trail of the elusive king of cocaine and became the basis for Netflix's show, 'Narcos.'
VICE Staff
VICE Specials

How Pablo Escobar's Legacy of Violence Drives Today's Cartel Wars - Trailer

Countries around the globe are still grappling with the aftermath of Pablo Escobar's reign 30 years after his death. Our upcoming special takes a look at the new cartel wars and the druglord's lasting influence.​
VICE Staff

A Peace Deal with Colombia's Marxist Guerrillas Won't Fix Latin America's Cocaine Problem

Colombia's broader drug problem is, and always has been, that the global war on drugs has made cocaine production too profitable for too many people.
Steven Cohen
The Outta My Way, I’m Walking Here Issue

The Deadly Battle over Colombia’s Precious Metals

Mining operations are often intertwined—voluntarily or otherwise—with Colombia's criminal underworld. Many mines pay an extortion tax to whichever armed group is in charge of the region.
Nadja Drost

Pablo Escobar’s Brother Is a Pretty Weird Dude

Pablo Escobar's brother, Roberto, used to be the accountant responsible for the cartel's billions of dollars. Now, he operates their old house in Medellin, Colombia, as a museum and claims he's curing AIDS by studying horses.
Karl Hess