MEDELLIN

Noisey

The Medellín Metal Scene Through the Lens of a Brazilian Photographer

Daniel Motta's work documents the life of one of the most important metal scenes in Latin America.
Juan Sebastián Barriga Ossa
10.23.17
COLOMBIA

Inside the Colombian Kitchen That's Making Rebels and Soldiers into Chefs

Former FARC guerrillas work right alongside demobilised Colombian army soldiers in the kitchens of Juan Manuel Barrientos' acclaimed restaurants.
Laura Dixon
9.11.17
Features

"El Titan" and Heavy Metal in Pablo Escobar's Medellín

Remembering "the Colombian Bruce Dickinson" who survived the drug wars and inspired a generation of South American metalheads
Alex De Moller
5.15.17
LGBTQ

Being Gay in Rural Colombia Ain't Easy

Where "straight" guys aren't so straight – until they're harassing you.
Julio C. Londoño Á.
5.4.17
Internet Exploring

Wiz Khalifa Smoked Next to Pablo Escobar's Grave and Pissed Off Colombia

TFW the blunt hits and you forget about the drug wars.
Phil Witmer
3.28.17
MEDELLIN

Bolivian Government Officially Blames Pilot, Airline for Chapecoense Disaster

Although they haven't listed the exact cause of the crash, the Bolivian government is officially blaming the pilot, Miguel Quiroga, and the charter airline in a new report.
Brian Blickenstaff
12.21.16
Copa Sudamericana

Brazilian Football Team Chapecoense Involved In Deadly Plane Crash Outside Medellin

Chapecoense were travelling to Medellin for the final of the Copa Sudamericana, before their plane came down outside the Colombian city with up to 76 passengers killed.
VICE Sports
11.29.16
Stuff

The Nazi-Loving Drug Lord Who Revolutionised the Cocaine Smuggling Industry

When Carlos "Crazy Charlie" Lehder of the Medellin cartel, was eventually taken down for his drug crimes, the prosecutors compared his cocaine transportation system to what Henry Ford was to automobiles.
Seth Ferranti
1.9.16
Listas

These Were the Faces of the Crowd During Richie Hawtin's Recent Set In Bogotá, Colombia

Because what better way to examine the power of music than the look you make when the bass hits?
Juan Pablo López M.
11.10.15
VICE Specials

How Pablo Escobar's Legacy of Violence Drives Today's Cartel Wars - Part 1

In part one of our three-part documentary, we meet two DEA agents who spent years on the trail of the elusive king of cocaine and became the basis for Netflix's show, 'Narcos.'
VICE Staff
9.29.15
The Outta My Way, I’m Walking Here Issue

The Deadly Battle over Colombia’s Precious Metals

Mining operations are often intertwined – voluntarily or otherwise – with Colombia's criminal underworld. Many mines pay an extortion tax to whichever armed group is in charge of the region.
Nadja Drost
2.23.15
Drugs

A Peace Deal with Colombia's Marxist Guerrillas Won't Fix Latin America's Cocaine Problem

Colombia's broader drug problem is, and always has been, that the global war on drugs has made cocaine production too profitable for too many people.
Steven Cohen
2.5.15
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