drug wars

surprise

Jeff Sessions Has a Plan for the Opioid Epidemic: More Cops

Is this going to be a “War on Drugs” disaster or a collaborative effort to end the epidemic?
Kaleigh Rogers
5.11.17
Weed

Marijuana Arrests Are At a 20-Year Low

But people are still getting busted for weed possession almost every minute.
Madison Margolin
9.28.16
americas

Mexico's Ruling Party Just Had a Very Bad Election Day

President Enrique Peña Nieto’s PRI party lost seven of the dozen governorships at stake in Sunday’s election, including four that the party has controlled for 87 straight years.
Alan Hernandez
6.6.16
americas

'Say Nice Things About Acapulco': Mexican Governor Urges Media Silence on Violence

The appeal for a “pact of silence” in the beleaguered southern state of Guerrero is the latest effort by a Mexican politicians to look on the bright side of the country’s security crisis. Most have backfired.
Gabriela Gorbea
4.6.16
FRANCE

'An Everest of Murderous Frenzy': Marseille Drug Gangs Are Using GPS to Kill Their Rivals

Police in Marseille have allegedly discovered the tracking devices affixed to the cars of several recent victims of the city's drug turf wars.
Pierre Longeray
4.6.16
americas

The Mexican Government Isn't Thrilled With a New Report on Torture and Illegal Killings

A highly-critical report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights triggered a vehement rebuttal from the government that called it "biased" and "unfounded."
Alan Hernandez
3.2.16
Stuff

The Nazi-Loving Drug Lord Who Revolutionized the Cocaine Smuggling Industry

When Carlos "Crazy Charlie" Lehder of the Medellin cartel, was eventually taken down for his drug crimes, the prosecutors compared his cocaine transportation system to what Henry Ford was to automobiles.
Seth Ferranti
1.9.16
americas

A Mayor Was Just Shot Dead in Mexico on the Day After She Took Office

Gunmen killed Gisela Mota Ocampo on Saturday morning at her house in the city of Temixco in the state of Morelos. Morelos Governor Graco Ramírez attributed the attack to organized crime.
VICE News
1.3.16
mexico

The Year in Mexico’s Drug Wars: A Jailbreak, a Chocolate Cake, and a Washed-Up Strategy

Drug lord Chapo Guzmán's escape from a maximum-security prison overshadowed the arrest of other capos and underlined how few new ideas the government has brought to the fight against Mexico's cartels.
Nathaniel Janowitz
12.28.15
mexico

Soldiers Charged in Alleged Mexican Army Killing of Drug Gang Members to be Freed

Lawyer representing the mother of a victim says the government is reluctant to pursue the case.
Jo Tuckman
10.6.15
VICE TALKS FILM

Kathryn Bigelow Interviews the Filmmaker Behind the Mexican Drug War Documentary, 'Cartel Land'

In this episode of 'VICE Talks Film,' director Kathryn Bigelow interviews filmmaker Matthew Heineman about his Sundance award-winning documentary, 'Cartel Land.'
VICE Staff
7.2.15
mexico

Cocaine & Crude (Full Length)

We sent Suroosh Alvi to Mexico to meet the drug cartels that are now stealing the country's oil.
تجربة
8.2.14
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