Month: February 2021

El Chapo’s Wife Emma Coronel Turned Herself In

U.S. authorities trumpeted the recent “arrest” of Emma Coronel Aispuro, the 31-year-old wife of former Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, but sources familiar with the situation tell VICE News she actually turned herself in and was prepared to face federal charges when she landed Monday at Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C.

Pain and Isolation Are Driving America’s Lockdown Overdose Surge

The pandemic has been an accelerant in a record era for drug overdose deaths. Between May 2019 and May 2020, according to CDC data, more than 80,000 Americans—the highest number ever—died from drug ODs, a rise of nearly 20%.  The most pronounced jump in deaths during this period occurred between March and May last year,

Possession of All Drugs Is Decriminalized in Oregon Starting Today

Oregon’s drug decriminalization measures take effect today.  Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Oregon has become the first jurisdiction in the U.S. to decriminalize possession of small amounts of all drugs effective today.  The shift in drug policy means that people caught with small amounts of drugs, including heroin, cocaine, and meth, will no longer face

Darknet Drug Markets Continued Their March to Dominance in 2020

Photos by getty, farmer images (L) and Bill Hinton (R) More people are buying their drugs on the dark web than any other time in recorded history, according to the findings of the latest Global Drug Survey (GDS).  Researchers found that in 2020, 15 percent of GDS participants who reported using drugs in the previous 12 months obtained