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.
A record opium boom is America's latest epic failure in Afghanistan
Poppy is the Internet's Biggest New Popstar, But Is She Actually Real?
If you've spent any meaningful time down the digital rabbit hole recently, you'll be aware of two simple words: "I'm Poppy."
This Is Not an Interview With Poppy
God is writing his next book through Los Angeles’ strangest pop star.
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis
How North America Found Itself in the Grips of an Opioid Crisis
From pharmaceutical deception to prohibition without rehabilitation, we look at the mistakes that got us here.
crime & drugs
Cartels Are Displacing an Indigenous Group That's Lived in This Mexican State for Centuries
Rarámuri communities in the Tarahumara mountain range in northern Mexico are being pushed off their land and forced to flee because violent drug cartels in the area are expanding their presence and tightening their violent control.
Dromómanos, CIDE, and VICE News
Three More Men Have Accused Afrika Bambaataa of Sexual Abuse
"Bam is the uncle that paid your way to college and molested you at the same time," one accuser told an interviewer.
crime & drugs
Collateral Damage in the Hunt for 'El Chapo' (Excerpt from 'Displaced in Sinaloa')
In this excerpt, VICE News correspondent Daniel Hernandez meets farmer Gonzalo Peña, whose ranch in Durango has become collateral in the Mexican Navy's hunt for 'El Chapo'.
Displaced in Sinaloa: The Hunt for 'El Chapo'
VICE News heads to the mountainous region of Sinaloa in Northern Mexico to meet the refugees of the Mexican navy’s hunt for 'El Chapo.'
Here's What Might Explain Why Afghanistan's Opium Production Dropped by Half This Year
A UN agency says successful anti-drug policy explains the 48 percent drop in Afghan opium production in 2015, yet experts say it did not sufficiently explore the role of environmental factors in the decline.
Displaced in Sinaloa: The Hunt For 'El Chapo' (Trailer)
Coming soon: VICE News heads to the mountainous region of Sinaloa in Northern Mexico to meet the refugees of the Mexican navy’s hunt for 'El Chapo.'
Legal Weed in Australia
How to Become a Legal Weed Grower in Victoria, Australia
Victoria is becoming the first Australian state to legalize medical marijuana, and the government is planning to grow the bud locally.