mexico

Culture

This Mexican Town Celebrates Its Namesake Saint with Exploding Hammers

Despite several attempts to ban the practice and the handful of injuries it regularly causes, the tradition has carried on for 300 years.
VICE Staff
5.1.19
immigration

Mexico Is Now Trapping Migrants Before They Can Even Reach the US Border

'We were locked inside as if we were in a jail,' one migrant said of his experience at a shelter.
Justin Glawe
2.26.19
Film

'I Thought He Was a Fake': Why Yalitza Aparicio Almost Left Her 'Roma' Audition

Her Oscar nomination broke ground, but it almost didn't happen over a suspected catfishing situation.
Ollin Velasco
2.25.19
Cartel Chronicles

In El Chapo's Mexico, Fentanyl is the New Boom Drug

Despite the drug lord's take down, the narco-trade in Sinaloa is thriving as producers shift from heroin to deadly opioids.
Deborah Bonello
2.18.19
Drugs

How the Drug War Eats the Poor

According to a new report by the NGO Health Poverty Action, prohibition drives poverty and criminality in places like Brazil and India.
JS Rafaelli
2.4.19
Film

This Mexican Filmmaker Casts Real Cartel Members in His Movies

Eduardo Giralt Brun is offering at-risk youths from Sinaloa a potential way out of an early grave by playing themselves on screen.
Deborah Bonello
1.31.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

'Roma' Actor Might Miss Oscars Because the US Keeps on Denying His Visa

He's been denied three times over the past year.
River Donaghey
1.24.19
Oscars

'Roma' Should Win Best Picture, but It Probably Won't

Only ten foreign language films have ever been nominated for the Oscars's top prize.
Kara Weisenstein
1.23.19
Travel

Seven Places on Earth Where You Can Travel for $25 a Day or Less

When you know where to go and how to cut costs, international travel can be cheap. Here are some affordable options to inspire you to dig out your passport and start planning your next trip.
Evie Carrick
1.21.19
immigration

What Life Is Like in the Town Where Trump Is Actually Building His Wall

El Paso, Texas, has become a laboratory for the administration's immigration policy—much to the anger of many residents.
Justin Glawe
1.8.19
immigration

Inside the Trauma-Filled Camp of Migrants Waiting at the US Border

The caravan has become an encampment of hundreds of people who are trapped between countries in Tijuana and facing dangerous conditions.
Meredith Hoffman
12.31.18
crime

Body Found in Mexico Believed to Be Missing Quebec Woman

An investigation into Christine St-Onge’s disappearance was sparked when the man she was travelling with returned home alone with no luggage and died by suicide.
Mack Lamoureux
12.13.18
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