mexico

caves

1,000-Year-Old Pristine Mayan Artifacts Found in Sealed 'Jaguar God' Cave

The cave was first discovered by local farmers in 1966, but was walled off until last year for unknown reasons.
Becky Ferreira
3.11.19
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
2.27.19
Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

El Chapo's Lawyers Say They'll Ask for a New Trial Due to Juror Misconduct

Citing an exclusive VICE News interview with an anonymous juror, the Sinaloa cartel leader's attorneys say they'll call for the conviction to be overturned.
Keegan Hamilton
2.27.19
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
2.26.19
Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

Inside El Chapo’s Jury: a Juror Speaks for First Time About Convicting the Kingpin

An anonymous juror describes broken rules, fear, and behind-the-scenes drama at the Sinaloa cartel leader’s trial.
Keegan Hamilton
2.21.19
Cartel Chronicles

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

Since the drug lord's arrest, syndicates have been producing the deadly synthetic opioid instead of heroin.
Deborah Bonello
2.18.19
Appetite

Bull’s Balls, Love Cucumbers & Human Flesh | The World’s Weirdest Aphrodisiacs

Sex and food have always gone hand in hand, but never quite like this...
Anastasia Miari
2.17.19
Drugs

El Chapo Found Guilty, Faces Life In a US Prison

The anonymous jury convicted the kingpin on all 10 counts related to his drug smuggling empire.
Keegan Hamilton
2.12.19
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 Casting Director Puts Real Cartel Members in Movies

Eduardo Giralt Brun is offering at-risk youths a potential way out of an early grave by playing themselves on screen.
Deborah Bonello
2.2.19
crime

The 10 Wildest Moments and Stories From El Chapo’s Trial

A poisoned arepa, a naked escape, and 20 tons of sunken cocaine: the trial's greatest hits.
Keegan Hamilton
1.29.19
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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