Luis Chaparro

Stuff

Inside the Secret Facebook Groups Where Mexicans Exchange Sex for Services

Bartering might predate the concept of money, but these days, if you want a driving lesson from someone in exchange for half an hour with your body, you can just go online.
Luis Chaparro
3.9.16
mexico

Mexican Tourists Killed by Egyptian Forces Were Cleared For Picnic Site, Relative Says

A sister of one of 12 people killed tells VICE News the Mexican group was in a safe, authorized area when an Egyptian Apache military chopper opened fire.
Luis Chaparro
9.14.15
americas

Cartel Gangsters Face 697 Years Behind Bars in Historic Femicide Case in Juarez, Mexico

The case of 11 women lured into forced prostitution and then killed by members of the Barrio Azteca gang was seen as a barometer of both the femicide crisis in the country and judicial reforms aimed at improving Mexico's antiquated justice system.
Luis Chaparro
7.28.15
americas

Tough-Talking Former Mexican Police Chief Survives Bullet to the Head

Julian Leyzaola is the larger-than-life former top cop of Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez. The attack against him may have been an act of revenge, or as he called it, a hit ordered by a current police official.
Luis Chaparro
5.21.15
crime & drugs

The Rise and Fall of Cartel Leader Vicente Carrillo Fuentes

Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, chief of Mexico's Juarez cartel, was arrested on Thursday, joining his principal nemesis Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in federal custody.
Luis Chaparro
10.10.14
mexico

If Ciudad Juarez Is 'Back,' Why Haven’t the Killings Stopped?

Journalist Luis Chaparro remembers friends who were killed in the violence in Ciudad Juarez — in a war between cartels and citizens.
Luis Chaparro
6.25.14
migration

Young and Alone: The Growing Humanitarian Crisis at the US-Mexico Border

We spoke to some of the thousands of unaccompanied minors trying to reach the US through Mexico, an issue that is overwhelming authorities.
Luis Chaparro
6.9.14
El Chapo

‘I Am the Person Who Handed Over El Chapo’: A VICE News Exclusive

We talked to the man who gave up information leading to the capture of Mexico's most-wanted druglord, and who now feels betrayed by the US.
Luis Chaparro
5.1.14
The Skammerz Ishu

The King of the Pickpockets

The Snail is the best pickpocket in Ciudad Juárez. He's stealthily snatched wallets and cash from politicians in Sonora, federal police officers in Durango, and undercover cops in Mexicali tasked with his arrest. He's retired now, running a soup...
Luis Chaparro
2.3.14