DRUG CARTELS

Cartel Chronicles

Tired of Smuggling Humans Over the Border, Mexican Cartels Are Refocusing on Drugs

This does not bode well for overdoses in the U.S.
Deborah Bonello
6.25.19
Cartel Chronicles

Extreme Cartel Violence Has Come to Mexico City

Vigilantes are threatening action as authorities seem unable to stop the rise of homicides and racketeering.
Deborah Bonello
5.7.19
Culture

There Are No Good Guys in ‘Narcos: Mexico’

The fourth season takes us to the origin of America's war on drugs and into a world filled with "bad guys and very bad guys."
Seth Ferranti
11.16.18
true crime

How a Brooklyn Gang May Have Gotten Crazy Rich Dealing for El Chapo

Experts suspect the Sinaloa Cartel of supplying heroin to Bushwick Crew, a flashy street gang cops say lived hard, fast, and deadly.
Francisco Alvarado
9.26.18
War on Drugs

Exclusive: DEA took years to fix secret program linked to a massacre in Mexico

VICE News obtained the manual for the DEA's "Sensitive Investigative Unit," which trains elite foreign cops to target drug kingpins.
Keegan Hamilton
3.5.18
mexico

Mexico on course to replace Syria as world’s most violent country

David Gilbert
6.22.17
mexico

Mexico is the world's deadliest country after Syria, study says

Only Syria, embroiled in a baffling six-year-long civil war, surpasses Mexico in conflict-related deaths.
Morgan Conley
5.10.17
Vice News Tonight

The Sinaloa cartel is alive and thriving without El Chapo

The Sinaloa drug cartel is the largest cartel in the world, and it's estimated to rake in $3 billion a year. VICE News visited Mexico's Golden Triangle, the stronghold of the Sinaloa cartel, just days before the extradition of drug lord El Chapo.
Darren Foster
2.1.17
DRUG CARTELS

Prosecutors want to know why billionaire drug lord El Chapo needs a public defender

Keegan Hamilton
1.31.17
Opioids

Ultra-potent synthetic heroin is spreading across America

Keegan Hamilton
10.18.16
mexico

How Drug Cartels Operate Like Silicon Valley Startups

"Maybe the next Steve Jobs is a girl in Oaxaca."
Rory Smith
9.16.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

The Pentagon announces the release of 15 Guantanamo detainees, Trump promises the "extreme vetting" of Muslim migrants, US Olympic runner Allyson Felix makes history winning silver, and more.
VICE Staff
8.16.16
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