MEXICALIA

MEXICALIA

Mexico's Land of Sorcerers

We went down to Catemaco, Mexico—the Disneyland of satanic tourists—to check out all the chicken killing, voodoo dolls, and spirit possessions the town had to offer.
VICE Staff
7.8.15
MEXICALIA

The Mexican Town That Fist Fights to Summon Rain

Indigenous people in La Esperanza, Guerrero, have the very lovely tradition of beating the shit out of each other in order to ask the gods for a good rainy season.
VICE Staff
6.5.15
MEXICALIA

Playing Soccer in One of Mexico's Most Dangerous Barrios

We went there to watch a soccer game between one of Tepito's best known teams and Las Gardenias, a team made up by trans people who live in the barrio.
VICE Staff
5.14.15
MEXICALIA

The Miraculous Life of El Niño Fidencio

Niño Fidencio and his legendary healing abilities may not be officially recognized by the Catholic Church, but 40,000 people gather in a small Mexican village each year to celebrate the unofficial saint.
VICE Staff
4.21.15
MEXICALIA

In Search of Hallucinogenic Toads

VICE Mexico went looking for Bufo alvarius, a toad species that contains a high dosage of the hallucinogen 5-MEO-DMT in its body.
VICE Staff
4.7.15
MEXICALIA

Mexican Narco Music Is the Soundtrack to the War on Drugs

Mexico's <i>narcocorrido</i> music genre and subculture openly celebrates the most extreme aspects of the country's drug war.
VICE Staff
7.17.14
MEXICALIA

Mexican Narco Music Is the Soundtrack to the War on Drugs

Mexico's <i>narcocorrido</i> music genre and subculture openly celebrates the most extreme aspects of the country's drug war.
VICE Staff
7.16.14
MEXICALIA

Mexican Narco Music Is the Soundtrack to the War on Drugs

Mexico's <i>narcocorrido</i> music genre and subculture openly celebrates the most extreme aspects of the country's drug war.
VICE Staff
7.15.14
MEXICALIA

Mexican Muslims

VICE Mexico traveled to Chiapas, Mexico, to meet Cheb Cheb Ibrahim, one of the first Mexican Indians to convert to Islam and a member of the only indigenous Muslim community in Mexico.
VICE Mexico
3.4.14
MEXICALIA

The Subway Gangs of Mexico City

Local gangs known as combos made up of reggaeton fans in their late teens and early 20s haunt the subway stations of Mexico City.
VICE Mexico
12.23.13
MEXICALIA

Oaxaca's Third Gender

Every November a celebration known as the Vigil of the Authentic Intrepid Searchers of Danger occurs in the city of Juchitán, Oaxaca, in Mexico. In this community of Zapotec indigenous people, it's generally understood that there are three genders.
VICE Mexico
7.9.13
MEXICALIA

Jaime Maussan and the Third Millennium

Jaime Maussan is Mexico's leading ufologist. His TV show, 'Contact,' has run for decades, and he consistently packs auditoriums where he enlightens audiences with his knowledge of the cosmos and life on other planets.
VICE Mexico
4.22.13
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