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The VICE Morning Bulletin

The FBI says foreign hackers broke into state voter databases, scientists have detected a radio signal from space, Gene Wilder has died at age 83, and more.
VICE Staff
8.30.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

The United States Olympic Committee has apologized for swimmers' false claims about being robbed, Russia agrees to a 48-hour ceasefire in Aleppo, Frank Ocean drops a new visual album, and more.
VICE Staff
8.19.16
Film

Talking Vigilantism and Mexican Drug Wars with Filmmaker Matthew Heineman

Ahead of the release of his new documentary <i>Cartel Land</i>, the director tells us about getting shot at by Mexican drug cartels and living with the vigilantes who try to stop them.
Rachel Segal Hamilton
9.4.15
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El Chapo's Prison Escape Represents Yet Another Failure of the Mexican Government

The director of the new documentary "Cartel Land" describes how Mexican citizens have been driven to vigilantism because the police and military are unable or unwilling to help.
Matthew Heineman
7.22.15
Stuff

Michoacán's Community Watch Groups Carry Assault Rifles

The Mexican state of Michoacán is balls deep in violence and corruption, and nobody seems to care. Distorted news reports about the situation are making it difficult to understand what’s really happening, but just yesterday nine people were found...
Alejandro Mendoza
8.21.13
News

World Peace Update

Last week, the UK and France came so close to having a war about scallops you could almost smell the garlic. I polished my LARPing armor and began practicing my French, but alas, fighting never broke out. Thankfully a bunch of Mexican students, some...
Henry Langston
10.24.12
News

The Rebellion in Cherán, Mexico

Cherán, Mexico is a town in the western state of Michoacán, made up of about 16,000 indigenous Purepechan Mexicans. For years, a group of illegal loggers, protected by drug cartel gunmen, have ransacked the community and nearby forests. Municipal...
Laura Woldenberg and Juan José Estrada Serafín
7.19.12