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    • 3.27.15

      Cocaine and Faith in the Amazon (Part 3)

      In the final part of our series, VICE News visits a coca plantation near Caballococha, Peru, and learns of the environmental impact the Israelite farmers and the introduction of crops have had on the Amazon rainforest's ecosystem.

    • 3.27.15

      Cocaine and Faith in the Amazon (Part 2)

      Coca has begun to grow in the Amazon basin near where the messianic sect known as the Israelites have settled, and Brazilian authorities suspect that members of the sect have become involved in the area’s growing drug trade.

    • 3.26.15

      Cocaine and Faith in the Amazon (Part 1)

      In part one, VICE News travels to Alto Monte de Israel to meet the apocalyptic sect known as the Israelites, and learn about their prophet, Ezequiel Ataucusi, who led them to settle in the Amazon jungle.

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    • 3.24.15

      The Promised Land: Cocaine and Faith in the Amazon (Trailer)

      Coming soon: VICE News meets the apocalyptic sect that lives in the center of the fastest growing coca-producing region in South America.

    • 12.18.14

      The New King of Coke (Excerpt)

      In this excerpt, VICE News correspondent Kaj Larsen heads to the VRAE with Peruvian special forces, as they set out to destroy clandestine airstrips used by smugglers.

    • 12.16.14

      The New King of Coke (Extra Scene)

      In this extra, VICE News embedded with Peruvian special forces on a maritime interdiction operation and nighttime checkpoint in the VRAE, the global epicenter for cocaine production.

    • 12.16.14

      The New King of Coke (Full Length)

      Peru is now the world's leading producer of cocaine. VICE News traveled there to find out how this new title is forcing the military to ramp up, and the government to crack down, as it affects nearly every aspect of Peruvian society.

    • 12.15.14

      The New King of Coke (Part 1)

      Peru is now the world's leading producer of cocaine. VICE News traveled there to find out how this new title is forcing the military to ramp up, and the government to crack down.

    • 12.13.14

      The New King of Coke (Part 5)

      In the final part of the five-part series, VICE News travels to Washington, DC, to see how both sides of the US war on drugs view the global shift in cocaine production from Colombia to Peru.

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