Keegan Hamilton

drug war

El Chapo’s Son Was Just Captured — Then Freed After the Cartel Attacked

The Sinaloa cartel leader’s son was detained by the Mexican military but released amid a shootout.
Keegan Hamilton
10.18.19
solitary confinement

From 'The Alcatraz of the Rockies' to the Streets

The U.S. sends “the worst of the worst” to ADX Florence. This is what happens when they get out.
Keegan Hamilton
8.28.19
exclusive

These Were El Chapo's Final Words Before Being Shipped Off to Supermax

He used his final 10 minutes to complain about his prison conditions and the U.S. justice system.
Keegan Hamilton
7.19.19
El Chapo

El Chapo Sentenced to Life in Prison

The kingpin has escaped Mexican prisons twice — but no one gets out of ADX.
Keegan Hamilton
7.17.19
Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

El Chapo Isn't Getting a New Trial

The drug kingpin wanted an investigation into allegations of juror misconduct reported by VICE News.
Keegan Hamilton
7.3.19
El Chapo

The Next Great El Chapo Mystery: How the Hell Did His Family Get U.S. Visas?

The drug kingpin's mother says her family has “humanitarian” visas to visit Chapo in prison. Advocates and federal agents are shocked.
Keegan Hamilton
6.12.19
Sinaloa Cartel

A Cartel Kingpin’s Son Just Claimed His Prize for Testifying Against El Chapo

Vicente Zambada, who has admitted to ordering people killed, was sentenced to 15 years and could walk free in under 5.
Keegan Hamilton
5.30.19
El Chapo

El Chapo's prosecutors say our interview with a juror isn't enough to get him a new trial

A VICE News story was "Exhibit A" in a new court filing that seeks to prevent the kingpin's conviction from being overturned.
Keegan Hamilton
4.30.19
Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

El Chapo wants a new trial, asks court to investigate alleged juror misconduct

The drug kingpin’s lawyers cited jurors' alleged consumption of news, as described by an anonymous juror in an interview with VICE News.
Keegan Hamilton
3.26.19
opiods

America's overdose crisis keeps getting worse. Fentanyl isn’t the only drug to blame.

Deaths caused by the synthetic opioid doubled every year from 2013 to 2016, a new study found.
Keegan Hamilton
3.21.19
Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

El Chapo's lawyers say they'll ask for a new trial due to juror misconduct. Here's what could happen next.

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
2.22.19
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
2.20.19
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