Sacred Cocaine: Inside the Peruvian Sect Accused of Growing Coca in the Amazon
VICE News spent two years seeking access to the reclusive community of Alto Monte, the spiritual capital of a peculiar Peruvian sect known as the Ataucusi. As coca production skyrockets in the Peruvian Amazon, the Ataucusi are under increasing scrutiny.
A Tiny Mussel Is About to Destroy the Amazon River's Biodiversity
"It's inevitable' that the mussel will populate the river," says one scientist, putting one of the world's most biologically-rich ecosystems at risk and potentially causing havoc for hydroelectric dams.