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Cartel Chronicles

In El Chapo's Mexico, Fentanyl Is the New Boom Drug

Despite the drug lord's take down, the narco-trade in Sinaloa is thriving as producers shift from heroin to deadly opioids.
Deborah Bonello
5 days ago
Drugs

How the Drug War Eats the Poor

According to a new report by the NGO Health Poverty Action, prohibition drives poverty and criminality in places like Brazil and India.
JS Rafaelli
2.4.19
Film

This Casting Director Puts Real Cartel Members in Movies

Eduardo Giralt Brun is offering at-risk youths a potential way out of an early grave by playing themselves on screen.
Deborah Bonello
1.31.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

'Roma' Actor Might Miss Oscars Because the US Keeps on Denying His Visa

He's been denied three times over the past year.
River Donaghey
1.24.19
Oscars

'Roma' Should Win Best Picture, but It Probably Won't

Only ten foreign language films have ever been nominated for the Oscars's top prize.
Kara Weisenstein
1.22.19
immigration

What Life Is Like in the Town Where Trump Is Actually Building His Wall

El Paso, Texas, has become a laboratory for the administration's immigration policy—much to the anger of many residents.
Justin Glawe
1.8.19
immigration

Inside the Trauma-Filled Camp of Migrants Waiting at the US Border

The caravan has become an encampment of hundreds of people who are trapped between countries in Tijuana and facing dangerous conditions.
Meredith Hoffman
12.28.18
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
12.12.18
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
12.11.18
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
12.11.18
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
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