poppy

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
2.18.19
Afghanistan

A record opium boom is America's latest epic failure in Afghanistan

Alexa Liautaud
11.15.17
Op-Eds

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."
Emma Garland
1.12.17
POP

This Is Not an Interview With Poppy

God is writing his next book through Los Angeles’ strangest pop star.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.9.17
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.
Dan Werb
10.31.16
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
5.20.16
Artykuły

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.
Kyle Kramer
4.18.16
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'.
VICE News
12.29.15
americas

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.'
VICE News
12.24.15
environment

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.
Eva Hershaw
12.18.15
mexico

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.'
VICE News
12.17.15
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.
Charlie Braithwaite
10.9.15
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