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Science

The Largest Algae Bloom in World History Is Now Off the Florida Coast

Researchers are tracking the algae Sargassum, which has created record blooms nearly every since 2011.
Madeleine Gregory
7.4.19
Cartel Chronicles

Tired of Smuggling Humans Over the Border, Mexican Cartels Are Refocusing on Drugs

This does not bode well for overdoses in the U.S.
Deborah Bonello
6.25.19
Celebrity

Inside the Ornate World of El Chapo Nail Art

"Narco fashion is huge. It's such a part of our culture, it's so woven into our cultural fabric as Mexicans."
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
6.11.19
Cartel Chronicles

How One of Mexico's Biggest Cartels Is Trying to Dominate the Country's Wildest West

In a shift in the drug war, Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación is convincing self-defense groups representing southwestern Mexico's rural poor to fight the government.
Deborah Bonello
5.31.19
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
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