16 episodes

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.

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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.

    Mexico's Forever War Against Drug Cartels (VICE News Reports)

    Mexico's Forever War Against Drug Cartels (VICE News Reports)

    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 Fernandez and Janice Llamoca.  


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    • 41 min
    Introducing Source Material: Ep 2. AFTER 8:46 Louisville: The Shooting at Yaya’s BBQ

    Introducing Source Material: Ep 2. AFTER 8:46 Louisville: The Shooting at Yaya’s BBQ

    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. 


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    • 23 min
    Introducing VICE News Reports: Ep 2. The Bubble

    Introducing VICE News Reports: Ep 2. The Bubble

    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.


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    • 31 min
    Introducing: Painkiller: America's Fentanyl Crisis

    Introducing: Painkiller: America's Fentanyl Crisis

    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.
     
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    • 24 min
    UPDATE: The Verdict

    UPDATE: The Verdict

    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.


     
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    • 17 min
    UPDATE: The Trial Continues

    UPDATE: The Trial Continues

    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.


     
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
333 Ratings

333 Ratings

Squirrel 67 ,

The Southern Boarder Wall

Very good job on this podcast. You’ve made the excellent case of why we need the Boarder Wall constructed.
I don’t think this was your intention however, as you state that if it wasn’t for U.S. policies in place, none of this would be occurring, and a wall would not be needed.
I fail to see logic in that argument, ESPECIALLY AFTER YOU DEMONSTRATE HOW CORRUPT THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT IS AND HAS BEEN!

Ellovia8143 ,

American hypocrisy

This podcast is very well done. The only issue I had listening to it, was the way America’s culpability in the “war on drugs” was just glossed over, like it is in virtually everything written or filmed about prohibition. The US can STOP the bloodshed and marginalization of so many South American countries and their citizens by just finally admitting the drug war is a complete and total failure!

iona trailer ,

Loved this podcast

I especially liked the on the ground reporting in Sinaloa, interviews with poppy farmer & people living in Narco territory. It gave a richness to the reporting often missed by other accounts.

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