Lima

9.17.18

Fighting Corruption in Peru with Perra Vida's Hardcore Feminist Punk

"The incredibly high number of femicides, rapes, and sexual exploitation—in conjunction with many other horrible things, it makes you want to collapse and cry. But it can also motivate you to actually do something."

6.9.18
9.25.16

This Globe-Trotting Brain Surgeon Says Doctors Are Doing Medical Missions Wrong

"You can't just go down there, drop some money, do a photo-op, and come back," Rahul Jandial says about doctors who travel to hospitals in poor countries.

8.3.16

Why Peru’s Altiplano Farmers Eat Clay with Their Potatoes

Inhabitants of the Altiplano area of Peru have been eating clay since pre-Columbian times, more for its medicinal properties than earthy taste. I try it with chuño potatoes and golden ulluco tubers.

4.13.16

How to Make Fake Bills Look Real

In this excerpt from 'Lima's Fake Dollars,' VICE News meets a counterfeiter who goes through the finishing techniques used to make forged $20 dollar bills look believable.

4.10.16

Peru Goes to the Polls Under the Shadow of Favorite Keiko Fujimori's Disgraced Dad

The daughter of imprisoned former hardline president Alberto Fujimori, Keiko is almost sure to win the vote but unlikely to obtain the 50 percent she would need to avoid facing the second-placed candidate in a runoff vote on June 5.

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4.8.16

Arrested Ringleader Nets Police $32 Million of Fake Bills

In this extra scene from 'Lima's Fake Dollars,' VICE News meets the ringleader of a counterfeit bill operation who was arrested along with more than 100 million forged Peruvian soles, worth $32 million.

4.7.16

Inside the Bar Where Peruvian Presidents Go to Drink

Since it opened in 1905, Lima's bar-restaurant Cordano has served pisco sours and butifarra sandwiches to almost every Peruvian president in modern history.

3.28.16

The World Leader in Counterfeiting: Lima's Fake Dollars

VICE News goes undercover to expose the illegal trade in counterfeit money in Peru and gets rare access to the criminal forgers who show us how these bills are made.

3.21.16

Lima's Fake Dollars (Trailer)

Coming soon: VICE News goes undercover to expose the illegal trade in counterfeit money in Peru and gets rare access to the criminal forgers who show us how these bills are made.

3.18.16

Allegations of Giving Voters Cash Could Disqualify Peru’s Presidential Frontrunner

The expulsion of Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of jailed hard-right former president Alberto Fujimori, would plunge the elections into chaos. Not doing so would shred what little credibility the electoral authorities have left.

12.4.15

What It’s Like to Brew Beer at 11,000 Feet

Cerveza Zenith brewery in the Peruvian Andes battles an altitude of 11,150 feet above sea level to produce its pale ales and porters. “Altitude is obviously an issue. No one is 100 percent sure on the rules,” says owner Zac Lanham.

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