On Painkiller: America's Fentanyl Crisis, VICE News reporter Keegan Hamilton (Chapo: Kingpin on Trial) tracks the third wave of the opioid crisis. In episode one, a small-town fisherman becomes a dark web fentanyl dealer after an accident leads him down the path to addiction. Listen to all episodes of Painkiller: America's Fentanyl Crisis on Spotify. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.
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.
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.
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.