crime & drugs
Taking down Zetas cartel leaders has triggered more violence in Mexico
When the government eliminated the bosses of one of the bloodiest cartels, those who were left began fighting — and civilians are paying a high price in blood.
Another journalist was just murdered in one of Mexico’s most corrupt states
Pedro Tamayo was the 17th journalist murdered in Veracruz since Governor Javier Duarte took office in 2010 — the highest tally of any Mexican state.
drugs and crime
Sex, Snacks, and Soccer: How Mexican Drug Lords End Up Captured
El Chapo's now famous mobile conversations with actress Kate del Castillo while he was Mexico's most wanted fugitive are just one of many examples of seeming carelessness that has brought down capos who are supposed to be experts in security.
Cocaine & Crude (Full Length)
We sent Suroosh Alvi to Mexico to meet the drug cartels that are now stealing the country's oil.
Cocaine & Crude (Part 3)
In part 3, we visit Texmelucan, a city devastated by an illegal oil tap explosion in 2010.
Cocaine & Crude (Part 2)
We tour Pemex's fragile operations in the Burgos Basin and sits down with a member of the infamous Los Zetas cartel.
Cocaine & Crude (Part 1)
VICE News sent Suroosh Alvi to Mexico to meet the drug cartels who are now stealing the country's oil.