Julie Schwietert Collazo

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Mexico Is the Deadliest Country for Journalists, but That’s Not Stopping These Students

Whether by drug cartels or corrupt politicians, journalists in Mexico are regularly threatened or killed for doing their job. Five students tell us why they’ve still chosen to study journalism and why they won’t stop fighting for freedom of the press.
Ollin Velasco
9.7.18
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I Biked the Most Dangerous Road in the World

The old highway that connects the city of La Paz with the tropical Bolivian Yungas is one of the most dangerous roads on the planet. For daring cyclists, it’s a tourist destination.
Miguel Ángel Vicente de Vera
8.30.18
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Artists Turned This Neighborhood into Springfield from 'The Simpsons'

"Sprayfield" seeks to reclaim public spaces and foster a greater sense of community in a low-income neighborhood in Mexico City.
José Luis Martínez Limón
4.10.18
ten questions

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask Someone with No Sense of Smell

"I've gotten food poisoning from spoiled food that, as far as I could tell, was in otherwise perfect condition."
Luis Carreño
4.3.18
Drugs

What It's Like to Be Married to a Mexican Drug Trafficker

"Two days before my daughter was born, they kidnapped my husband's bodyguard. At dawn on the day she was born, we found him hanging from a bridge."
Andrea Juárez
4.3.18
Film

How Argentine Director Lucrecia Martel Pointed Her Camera at Colonialism

After a nine-year hiatus, the New Argentine Cinema pioneer is back on the scene with 'Zama.'
Felipe Sánchez Villarreal
3.22.18
ten questions

Eating Fire Does Unspeakable Things to Your Insides

"When I breathe fire, I drink diesel, but the problem is that no matter how hard I try to keep it in my mouth, some of it always makes it to my stomach."
Jorge Damián Méndez Lozano
2.12.18
Culture

How Mexican Piñatas Get Made

Thanks to a family in the Mexican town of Acolman, the tradition of producing piñatas by hand is alive and flourishing
Memo Bautista
2.6.18
10 Questions

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Pet Cremator

"What's the strangest animal you've cremated?"
VICE Colombia
1.31.18
Weed

This Is How Much Weed Costs in 120 Cities Across the World

We built a map with data from the 2018 Cannabis Price Index, a study that condenses data collected by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and other research.
VICE Colombia
1.30.18
Culture

A Hip-Hop Crew Rallies Youth with Peaceful Protest in One of Colombia's Most Dangerous Towns

A homegrown rap crew is fostering self-expression to give new life to the youth of the region.
Felipe Sánchez Villarreal
1.17.18
COLOMBIA

Cave Paintings Are Giving This Colombian Town Life After Cocaine

For more than three decades, ancient treasures remained hidden among the light green coca plants of Raudal.
Andrés Bermúdez Liévano
1.12.18
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