El Chapo

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

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
Munchies

El Chapo Smuggled Coke Inside Fake Pickled Jalapeño Cans, Witness Testifies

The cartel transported an estimated $500 million worth of cocaine into the US in cans labeled La Comadre Pickled Jalapeño Peppers.
Jelisa Castrodale
11.29.18
true crime

How a Brooklyn Gang May Have Gotten Crazy Rich Dealing for El Chapo

Experts suspect the Sinaloa Cartel of supplying heroin to Bushwick Crew, a flashy street gang cops say lived hard, fast and deadly.
Francisco Alvarado
9.26.18
Drugs

Drug Smugglers Love This Janky Boat

The cheap, fast and unremarkable panga boat has been a fixture off the California coast for years. Even after El Chapo's capture, it may be a cartel standard.
Dave Minsky
6.30.17
mexico

This Temple of Bones Is One of Mexico’s Top Restaurants

We spoke to chef Alfonso Cadena about why he lined the walls of Guadalajara’s Hueso with thousands of animal bones, and what happened when El Chapo’s sons were kidnapped at gunpoint at his other restaurant, La Leche.
Duncan Tucker
4.4.17
VICE News

Drug Kingpin El Chapo Extradited from Mexico to US

Mexico agreed to the transfer last year under the condition that Guzman wouldn’t receive the death penalty.
VICE News
1.20.17
wine

This Chef Is Pairing Burgers with £500 Bottles of Wine

Ben Denner split up the traditional burgers-and-beer combo to open Lucky Chip Burgers & Wine: a restaurant that pairs the grape with the beef patty.
Laura Martin
11.13.16
Stuff

Heartbreaking Photos of People Displaced by Mexico's Drug Violence

For years, Fernando Brito has been documenting crime and its consequences in his home state of Sinaloa.
Nathaniel Janowitz, Photos by Fernando Brito
5.6.16
Stuff

The City of Crosses: Inside Culiacan, the Home of El Chapo's Sinaloa Cartel

Culiacan, the stronghold of the Sinaloa cartel, headed by Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, is an open museum dedicated to the imagery of its gangsters.
Nathaniel Janowitz
4.15.16
News

Wanted Criminal Kingpins Probably Shouldn’t Try to Make Biopics About Their Lives

But there's more to their attempts at cinematic legacy than stupidity and hubris.
Mark Hay
1.12.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch GoPro Footage of the Raid That Helped Bring Down El Chapo (Again)

It's pretty much as intense as you would expect.
VICE Staff
1.12.16
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