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Sinaloa Cartel

A Cartel Kingpin’s Son Just Claimed His Prize for Testifying Against El Chapo

Vicente Zambada, who has admitted to ordering people killed, was sentenced to 15 years and could walk free in under 5.
Keegan Hamilton
5.30.19
Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

El Chapo's lawyers say they'll ask for a new trial due to juror misconduct. Here's what could happen next.

Citing an exclusive VICE News interview with an anonymous juror, the Sinaloa cartel leader's attorneys say they'll call for the conviction to be overturned.
Keegan Hamilton
2.22.19
Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

Inside El Chapo’s jury: A juror speaks for first time about convicting the kingpin

An anonymous juror describes broken rules, fear, and behind-the-scenes drama at the Sinaloa cartel leader’s trial.
Keegan Hamilton
2.20.19
Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

A key witness against Chapo believes in aliens, the Illuminati, and witchcraft

Alex Cifuentes claimed the drug lord paid the former Mexican president $100 million, but the jury only heard half his story.
Keegan Hamilton
2.11.19
Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

Here’s why it’s taking so long for El Chapo’s jury to reach a verdict

The evidence is overwhelming — and that's part of the problem.
Keegan Hamilton
2.6.19
Drugs

How the Drug War Eats the Poor

According to a new report by the NGO Health Poverty Action, prohibition drives poverty and criminality in places like Brazil and India.
JS Rafaelli
2.4.19
crime

The 10 wildest moments and stories from El Chapo’s trial

A poisoned arepa, a naked escape, and 20 tons of sunken cocaine: the trial's greatest hits.
Keegan Hamilton
1.29.19
Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

"Chapo": Listen to the real story behind the rise — and trial — of a kingpin

Listen to all the “Chapo: Kingpin on Trial” podcast episodes here.
Keegan Hamilton
11.20.18
El Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

Listen to Episode 3 of "Chapo: Kingpin on Trial"

We follow El Chapo’s rise from small-time trafficker to leader of the Sinaloa cartel.
Keegan Hamilton
11.13.18
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Fake news, Michael Jackson, and legal weed: Inside El Chapo’s jury selection

We were in the room as the 12 jurors were selected. It was weird, in a very Brooklyn way.
Keegan Hamilton
11.8.18
El Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

Listen to Episode 2 to of "Chapo: Kingpin on Trial"

VICE News travels deep into the epicenter of Mexico's drug trade to interview Chapo's family members as his brother throws a lavish birthday party.
Keegan Hamilton
11.6.18
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Here's the most damning evidence against El Chapo

The world's most notorious drug kingpin may be undone by his own blunders.
Keegan Hamilton
11.5.18
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