VICE News Senior Reporter Keegan Hamilton travels to Michoacán where Mexico’s modern drug war began and continues to rage. To understand the effects of a seemingly endless cycle of crackdown, cartel re-alignment and civilians being displaced, Keegan tells the story of the right now in this region with unprecedented access to various sides of the war -- including the dominant Jalisco New Generation Cartel led by the DEA’s Most Wanted cartel boss El Mencho. Produced by VICE News’ Miguel...
Published 02/18/21
Introducing a new podcast, Source Material. EP 2: AFTER 8:46 Louisville: The Shooting at Yaya’s BBQ The death of George Floyd ignited protests and riots across the U.S. In Louisville, Kris Smith joined protestors who took to the streets to say George Floyd’s name, and livestream the public uproar. When the Kentucky National Guard came to enforce a curfew on Louisville, Kris would end up live streaming the shooting death of his friend, David McAtee, at YaYa’s BBQ.  New episodes of Source...
Published 11/06/20
Introducing a new podcast, VICE News Reports. Episode 2: The Bubble. We take you inside the NBA/WNBA bubble told through exclusive recordings. To salvage their 2020 seasons amid the pandemic, the WNBA and NBA create a “bubble” where players and staff are walled off from the rest of the world. We follow two players, Monique Billings, a starting forward for the Atlanta Dream, and Udonis Haslem, captain of the Miami Heat, during their first months inside the Bubble. New episodes of VICE...
Published 10/21/20
Published 06/29/20
How did prosecutors convict El Chapo? With never-before-heard wiretapped phone calls that revealed his cunning, his charm, and how he controlled the flow of drugs that flooded U.S. cities.
Published 02/22/19
El Chapo's trial in Brooklyn is offering an unfiltered view into the inner workings of the Sinaloa Cartel. Colorful witnesses tell stories of Chapo's bold escapes, massive government corruption, and the shipment of thousands of tons of cocaine.
Published 02/22/19
Right now the murder rate Mexico is the highest it’s been in decades. But the fact that murder is happening at this kind of scale means that there’s a whole underground industry of people willing to carry out those killings. We hear from one of them.
Published 02/22/19
Published 02/22/19
VICE News visits a cemetery filled with lavish tombs built by drug kingpins, helps a mother search for the remains of her missing son, and tells the story of a legendary journalist killed after El Chapo’s extradition.
Published 02/22/19
Published 02/22/19
On the way to meet farmers who grow poppies that get processed into heroin, VICE News ends up investigating the alleged abduction of a teenage boy during a Mexican military operation.
Published 02/22/19
Chapo’s rise from small-time trafficker to leader of the Sinaloa cartel is the story of The War on Drugs involving Pablo Escobar, Ronald Reagan, an assassination, and a prison break.
Published 02/21/19
Wondering where the rest of the episodes in this series are? They are all available for free on Spotify. We promise its worth it. Search for "Chapo: Kingpin on Trial" on the Spotify app.
Published 11/27/18
Chapo’s rise from small-time trafficker to leader of the Sinaloa cartel is the story of The War on Drugs involving Pablo Escobar, Ronald Reagan, an assassination, and a prison break.
Published 11/13/18
The team travels deep into the Golden Triangle, the epicenter of the Mexican drug trade, to spend the night in El Chapo's hometown and interview his family members.
Published 11/06/18
Vice News travels to the Sinaloa cartel stronghold of Culiacán, where we meet a drug trafficker and see how cartel violence affects daily life.
Published 11/01/18
As Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán goes on trial, VICE News explores his high-stakes case through the stories of people in the U.S. and Mexico caught up in the drug war. Coming Nov. 1 on Spotify in English and Spanish.
Published 10/24/18