mexico

true crime

A Dirty Ex-Cop-Turned-Gun Dealer Fueled Brutal Violence on the Mexico Border

A gun-trafficking case involving ex-law enforcement exposed the lie at the heart of Trump's race-baiting over the migrant caravan.
Francisco Alvarado
a day ago
crime

Tijuana’s Tourism Is Booming Even as the Homicide Rate Spikes

Over 2,300 people have been murdered in 2018 thus far, an increase from 1,647 homicides in 2017.
Alejandra Sánchez Inzunza
José Luis Pardo Veiras
2 days ago
Drugs

Real Mexican Drug Traffickers Find ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Nostalgic and Relatable

“I’m a clown compared to the drug traffickers in the series, but there is some resemblance there—or at least I can see myself in them.”
Jorge Damián Méndez Lozano
2 days ago
Cartel Chronicles

How Cocaine-Fueled Corruption Helped Spark the Migrant Caravan

Honduras is being eaten up by the drug cartels and their violence, so it's only natural people want out. That's just the end of a long story.
Deborah Bonello
12.4.18
Culture

The Border Crisis Is Wreaking Havoc on the Lives of Cross-Border Students

Students who live in Tijuana and go to school in California have to navigate the migrant caravan and a heavy military presence at the San Ysidro border every day.
Alex Zaragoza
11.28.18
immigration

What Trump 'Closing the Border' Might Actually Look Like

The president seems to want to stop asylum seekers from coming to the US—which could spark legal challenges and cause problems at the border.
Harry Cheadle
11.27.18
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
Cartel Chronicles

Trump's Wall Could Just Cause Mexican Cartels to Make Better Weed

Since the advent of legal weed, traffic across the US-Mexico border is no longer one-way.
Deborah Bonello
11.14.18
Film

The Epic Trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s 'Roma' Already Looks Oscar-Worthy

Although the trailer is thin on dialogue, it evokes themes of poverty, class, and race.
Noel Ransome
11.13.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Introducing the 'Chapo: Kingpin on Trial' Podcast

VICE News is launching its first podcast just as the El Chapo trial begins.
VICE Staff
11.5.18
cults

The Alleged Plot to Put NXIVM’s Critics in a Mexican Prison

The FBI is continuing an investigation into a self-help group accused of sex trafficking, racketeering, and other crimes.
Sarah Berman
9.26.18
Film

Gael García Bernal on Male Friendship and the Crisis of Masculinity

In 'Museo,' Gael García Bernal robs a museum and finds a loving bond with his bestie.
Eileen G'Sell
9.21.18
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