COLOMBIA

Blow hards

A Guy Really Tried to Smuggle a Pound of Cocaine Under His Toupee

Like my hair? Gee, thanks. Just snort it.
Tim Marcin
7.18.19
Religion

A Bishop Wants to Solve Gang Violence by Spraying Holy Water from a Helicopter

It seems like just another tone-deaf idea from a deeply troubled Church.
Alex Norcia
7.12.19
Photos

These Photos Celebrate the Strength and Endurance of Indigenous Women

Liliana Merizalde's photographic series "Inner Disruptions" uses prosthetics to communicate the life experiences of Indigenous Colombians.
Nicole Garcia Merida
4.30.19
Motherboard

90-Million-Year-Old 'Chimera' Crab Was An Animal Mashup

"We have an idea of what a typical crab looks like—and these new fossils break all those rules."
Becky Ferreira
4.24.19
venezuela

Inside the UN's first tent camp for Venezuelans who fled to Colombia

“People will keep coming until Venezuela is left empty.”
Dylan Baddour
4.22.19
carnaval

For Indigenous and Afro-Colombians, Carnaval Is More Than a Party

Faced with stigmatization and targeted threats, Colombia's marginalized communities have found a respite in the Barranquilla Carnaval: a means of preservation and celebration in the midst of violence.
Megan Janetsky
3.7.19
COLOMBIA

Venezuelans Tell Us Why They're Demanding Change In Their Country

We spent the weekend on the Venezuela-Colombia border with people who risked their lives trying to bring vital humanitarian aid into their country.
Alex Domash
2.26.19
Munchies

Controversial "Pablo's Escoburgers" Pop-Up Serves Burgers Topped with Fake Cocaine

"You can clearly see the difference between the people who have tried our delicious burgers and the Colombians who just don’t like the name."
Jelisa Castrodale
2.1.19
Culture

Forget Netflix: Inside the Forums Where People Share Obscure Pirated Movies

It's difficult to draw the line between distributing essential, hard-to-find cultural relics and piracy.
Tania Tapia Jáuregui
1.7.19
El Chapo

El Chapo got wiretapped because the cartel’s IT guy screwed up

“Don Jorge, your… your… your brother is very upset with me because he says that it’s my fault that there’s no communication.”
Keegan Hamilton
12.15.18
El Chapo

El Chapo’s trial is revealing the futility of the war on drugs

The kingpins keep getting killed or captured, and the drug shipments keep getting busted. But nothing changes.
Keegan Hamilton
11.30.18
Coke

This Photographer Captured the World of Cocaine Farmers in Colombia

Deep in the Colombian jungle, Mads Nissen documented the day-to-day lives of people involved in the production and trade of coke and cannabis.
Kristian Ejlebæk Nielsen
10.29.18
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