best of vice news 2014

japan

This May Be the Most Dangerous — and Most Costly — Photo in Japan

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will cost at least $5 billion, much of it in the form of lucrative construction contracts. And a single photo threatens to freeze out a powerful crime syndicate.
Jake Adelstein
1.2.15
featured documentaries

Young and Gay in Putin's Russia (Part 1/5)

In Part 1, VICE News gets a ride with Artem, a young driver for Moscow's gay taxi service "Our Taxi", and meets Nikita, a 17-year-old activist who has been labeled a "propagandist" because of his LGBT rights YouTube channel.
VICE News
1.1.15
war and conflict

Guantanamo Prisoners Get to Play Video Games in a Recliner — While Being Force-Fed

Military officials at Guantanamo Bay are now allowing well-behaved hunger strikers to kick back and chillax during force-feeding sessions.
Jason Leopold
1.1.15
americas

How a Mexican Cartel Demolished a Town, Incinerated Hundreds of Victims, and Got Away With It

The Zetas cartel turned Mexican ranches into extermination camps, kidnapping at least 300 people and burning them in makeshift "kitchens."
Diego Enrique Osorno
12.31.14
ukraine

Ukraine: The Last Days of the Revolution

VICE News traveled to Ukraine during the the final days of the Euromaidan revolution, to see how Ukraine arrived at the brink of disaster.
VICE News
12.30.14
war and conflict

How a Pakistani Village Found and Sold a Crashed American Drone

VICE News met the man who discovered a US drone in his backyard, then sold its parts to al Qaeda and the Pakistani government.
Gohar Mehsud
12.28.14
defense & security

The Afghan Interpreters (Full-Length)

The Afghan interpreters who risked their lives to work with the US military are now in danger of being abandoned.
VICE News
12.28.14
Panama

Bio-Prospecting with Sloths in Panama

VICE News meets the sloths that could cure cancer.
VICE News
12.27.14
The Islamic State

The Islamic State (Full Length)

VICE News reporter Medyan Dairieh spent three weeks embedded with the Islamic State, gaining unprecedented access to the group in Iraq and Syria.
VICE News
12.26.14
Last Chance High

Last Chance High (Episode 1)

Last Chance High takes viewers inside Montefiore's classrooms, and into the homes of students who are one mistake away from being locked up.
VICE News
12.25.14
cambodia

The High Cost of Cheap Clothes

VICE News traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to investigate what is happening to those swept up in the country’s trafficking crackdown.
VICE News
12.24.14
Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette: the Invasion of Ukraine (Dispatch 31)

VICE News reporter Simon Ostrovsky tells the full story of his abduction and captivity in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russia forces.
VICE News
12.23.14
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