andes

VICELAND

The Psychedelic Cactus Giving People a Spiritual High

'HAMILTON'S PHARMACOPEIA' seeks out the San Pedro cactus in the Andes on the season finale of the VICELAND show.
VICE Staff
1.16.18
Home Lab

I Tried an Overnight Potato Mask

People living in the Andes have used the strategy for centuries to treat cuts and burns.
Kiera Carter
1.24.17
chile

An Earth-Sized Telescope Is About to 'See' a Black Hole For the First Time

Chile’s ALMA telescope array is supercharging the quest to image a black hole.
William Rauscher
1.13.17
americas

Llamas and alpacas are dying because of an unusually cold winter in the Andes

The situation is particularly acute in southern Peru where 55,000 alpacas have died in just one region where even these hardy highland grazers are going hungry and getting sick.
Alan Hernandez
7.22.16
Ecuador

What The World’s Most Spiritual Cowboys Eat

Ecuador’s Chagras have a culture entirely their own, adapted to the native culture of the Ecuadorian Andes. And with this life comes a unique culinary culture, where natural resources are the name of the game.
Michaela Trimble
6.2.16
Norway

When Climate Change Melts Ice, These Archeologists Win

“It’s an in-house joke amongst us glacial archaeologists that we are some of the only beneficiaries of global warming.”
Kathleen Caulderwood
4.22.16
americas

Peru Goes to the Polls Under the Shadow of Favorite Keiko Fujimori's Disgraced Dad

The daughter of imprisoned former hardline president Alberto Fujimori, Keiko is almost sure to win the vote but unlikely to obtain the 50 percent she would need to avoid facing the second-placed candidate in a runoff vote on June 5.
Simeon Tegel
4.10.16
Stuff

Meet the Man Who Survived a Plane Crash by Eating Human Flesh to Stay Alive

When Pedro Algorta's plane crashed in the Andes in 1972, he had to take drastic measures to avoid death. Forty years later, what's it like to know you ate your friend's hands?
Joel Golby
3.23.16
beer

What It’s Like to Brew Beer at 11,000 Feet

Cerveza Zenith brewery in the Peruvian Andes battles an altitude of 11,150 feet above sea level to produce its pale ales and porters. “Altitude is obviously an issue. No one is 100 percent sure on the rules,” says owner Zac Lanham.
Tony Dunnell
12.4.15
peru

Police in Peru Shoot Dead at Least Two Activists as Anti-Mining Protests Turn Violent

Locals have been protesting the construction of the $7.4 billion Las Bambas mine project in a remote region of the Andes.
Simeon Tegel
9.29.15
COLOMBIA

Nairo Quintana, Colombia's Cycling Hero

Nairo Quintana, who grew up in a poor village in the Andes, has a chance to become Colombia's first Tour de France champion.
Bill Donahue
7.3.15
americas

Intense Smog Blankets Chile's Capital, But Copa America Matches Still Not Affected

Amid winter dryness in Santiago's mountain valley, traffic and wood-burning are causing unusually high levels of pollution for the marquee host city of the America Cup tournament.
Nicolás Ríos
6.23.15
0103