As Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán goes on trial, VICE News explores his high-stakes case through the stories of people caught up in the drug war in the U.S. and Mexico.
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.
Vice News travels to the Sinaloa cartel stronghold of Culiacán, where we meet a drug trafficker and see how cartel violence affects daily life.
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.
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.
A war between the Sinaloa and Juarez cartels turns a city on the U.S.-Mexico border into the murder capital of the world.
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.
VICE News gets a firsthand look inside a tunnel that El Chapo used during one of his dramatic escapes, and interviews a former DEA special agent who tracked him down.
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.
VICE News reports on El Chapo’s trial in Brooklyn and tries to figure out what has changed in the drug war now that the Sinaloa cartel leader is behind bars.
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.