MEDELLIN

Noisey

“El Titan” and Heavy Metal in Pablo Escobar’s Medellín

Remembering "the Colombian Bruce Dickinson" who survived the drug wars and inspired a generation of South American metalheads.
Alex De Moller
5.13.17
LGBTQ

Being Gay in Rural Colombia Ain't Easy

Where "straight" guys aren't so straight—until they're harassing you.
Julio C. Londoño Á.
5.4.17
Festival Season!

The 2016 Edition of Medellín​'s Freedom Festival Practiced Peace, Liberty, and Some Really Good Techno

Colombia's biggest independent electronic event offered 15 nonstop hours of big names like Joseph Capriati, and even bigger vibes.
Thump Colombia
3.11.16
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
Listas

These Were the Faces of the Crowd During Richie Hawtin's Recent Set In Bogotá, Colombia

Because what better way to examine the power of music than the look you make when the bass hits?
Juan Pablo López M.
11.9.15
COLOMBIA

Matías Aguayo’s RIONEGRO Project Merges Club-Ready Psychedelia with Amazonian Mysticism

Aguayo's new collaborative project shares a new video that's inspired by Yacuruna, who is "both man, jaguar, and serpent."
Thump Colombia
10.9.15
thump news

The New Rashid Ajami Video Navigates the Troubled Ethics of Voyeurism and Surveillance

An anti-hero with a videocamera sets the scene in the London producer's dark new video.
Alexander Iadarola
9.28.15
VICE Specials

How Pablo Escobar's Legacy of Violence Drives Today's Cartel Wars - Part 1

In part one of our three-part documentary, we meet two DEA agents who spent years on the trail of the elusive king of cocaine and became the basis for Netflix's show, 'Narcos.'
VICE Staff
9.28.15
VICE Specials

How Pablo Escobar's Legacy of Violence Drives Today's Cartel Wars - Trailer

Countries around the globe are still grappling with the aftermath of Pablo Escobar's reign 30 years after his death. Our upcoming special takes a look at the new cartel wars and the druglord's lasting influence.​
VICE Staff
9.23.15
Drugs

A Peace Deal with Colombia's Marxist Guerrillas Won't Fix Latin America's Cocaine Problem

Colombia's broader drug problem is, and always has been, that the global war on drugs has made cocaine production too profitable for too many people.
Steven Cohen
2.4.15
The Outta My Way, I’m Walking Here Issue

The Deadly Battle over Colombia’s Precious Metals

How the country's gold mines got entwined with guerrillas and paramilitary organizations.
Nadja Drost
1.15.15
Travel

Pablo Escobar’s Brother Is a Pretty Weird Dude

Pablo Escobar's brother, Roberto, used to be the accountant responsible for the cartel's billions of dollars. Now, he operates their old house in Medellin, Colombia, as a museum and claims he's curing AIDS by studying horses.
Karl Hess
9.8.14
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