Mexico's Cartels Are Deadlier Than Ever Despite the Pandemic

2020 is set to become Mexico’s deadliest year on record. Despite hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic would slow down violent crime, it’s had the opposite effect. VICE News visited Culiacán a city of about 800,000, and the headquarters of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel.

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  1. VICE News

    VICE News

    Hace 10 meses

    2020 is set to become Mexico’s deadliest year on record. Despite hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic would slow down violent crime, it’s had the opposite effect. WATCH NEXT: Mexican Cartels Are Arming Themselves With Powerful US Sniper Rifles -

    • Israel Hernandez

      Israel Hernandez

      Hace 4 días




      Hace 11 días

      That is our life

    • Joe Young

      Joe Young

      Hace 17 días

      @R C Obama and biden gave the drug cartels those guns through a program called fast and furious lol

    • rene damian

      rene damian

      Hace 19 días


    • Steven Chaplick

      Steven Chaplick

      Hace 20 días

      U.S Corruption!!!!!

  2. Blue Guy

    Blue Guy

    Hace 10 horas

    1 cartel killed a officer and his son and his son was young like 17 and his skin was cut off and his heart was taken out with hands How cruel

  3. Brandon Chavez

    Brandon Chavez

    Hace 12 horas

    Kind of a useless video, it's stating the obvious and he put himself in harms way to tell you that rain is wet, the sun is bright and the sky is blue. Good job man, really made a difference! Lucky you didn't end up in the ground.

  4. General Bradley

    General Bradley

    Hace 12 horas

    mexico is a lost country... its only hope is that they all disappear and start again

  5. Jean S. Sánchez

    Jean S. Sánchez

    Hace 13 horas

    If the cartels in Mexico didn't exist it would be the happiest place in latino america

  6. poisonkiler3


    Hace 16 horas

    They’re selling 30 kilos of weed for 900 dollars, 13 dollars a pound. Wow

  7. CronEn々1080


    Hace 21 un hora

    7:21 the truth

  8. Ready2 Die

    Ready2 Die

    Hace 21 un hora

    The way that kid said si was hella chilling

  9. Alfredo Ruvalcaba

    Alfredo Ruvalcaba

    Hace un día

    Ewwww?? Your Killin ur own people I am never gonna be scared of a paisa here or there .

  10. Edwin Rodriguez

    Edwin Rodriguez

    Hace un día

    The stingy change feraly tip because soprano italy file across a warm wrinkle. harmonious, alert turtle

  11. Gabriel Avila

    Gabriel Avila

    Hace un día

    Indeed those hundreds of military weapons sent from US to cartels with the only purpose of keeping poor country's on the edge of civil war who wins on thos tipe of mess maybe the American cartels working for belic industries?

  12. KR Cycles

    KR Cycles

    Hace un día

    They look like budget airsoft players

  13. Queso Kid

    Queso Kid

    Hace un día

    Country is an absolute hell hole. US might need to get involved and just firebomb the cartels to death.

  14. Bettina


    Hace 2 días

    Another country is a casualty of the utter failure of the war on drugs!!

  15. Jim Smith

    Jim Smith

    Hace 2 días

    I dont understand how it has got like this and nobody does anything? I think the government's on both sides have abandoned the people

  16. Luke Skywalker

    Luke Skywalker

    Hace 2 días

    These people are a significant tragedy away from martial law

  17. Martin Rivera

    Martin Rivera

    Hace 2 días

    In the Philippines. Drug dealer are shot on sight

  18. audie allen

    audie allen

    Hace 2 días

    where you there while that Russian was there?

  19. mad lenny

    mad lenny

    Hace 3 días

    is it me or is the world going downhill every year... like what its gonna be in 10 20 years ? i hope corruption could end little by little and the world gets better little by little. children of this generation are living in a dangerous atmosphere

  20. Harley jean Hernandez

    Harley jean Hernandez

    Hace 3 días

    Guerra para compund

  21. Manuj Madan

    Manuj Madan

    Hace 3 días

    Why did this happen though? Like why?????

  22. Lucho Pérez

    Lucho Pérez

    Hace 3 días

    La Cocaina mata más gente que el Covid. Y aún así no hay tropas internacionales aplacando el narco en Mexico, USA, Y Sudamerica... porqué?

  23. BearHeadedWerewolf


    Hace 3 días

    This is insane. I'm just blown away on how imbedded and efficient the cartel is in Mexican society.



    Hace 3 días

    They Have free Rein at the Border Now with their Cartels biggest supporter Joe Biden.

  25. yanosenike ekinesonay

    yanosenike ekinesonay

    Hace 4 días

    Why usa keeps Sending ilegal firearms to México? Fkkk

  26. Rene salgado robles

    Rene salgado robles

    Hace 4 días

    This is clearly a biased report, the demand for drugs,generates a market and this generates money,this in turn, generates corruption. Get it?

  27. Rene salgado robles

    Rene salgado robles

    Hace 4 días

    The fact remains, all the narc related violence in mexico, has to do with the never quenching thirst for drugs in the united states

  28. MD Saiyan

    MD Saiyan

    Hace 4 días

    Mexico, Central & south America will be terrorist countries just like the middle east in about 20-30 years. Mark my words. Unless they seek help from top military's

  29. Frank STURGIS

    Frank STURGIS

    Hace 4 días

    Drop some J Dams on them and call it a day!

  30. Michelangelo


    Hace 4 días

    Everyone outside of México is clueless. You people are easily brainwashed and fooled with this bullshit. If only you knew the truth.

    • Dulce Boi

      Dulce Boi

      Hace 4 días

      then whats the truth Michelangelo

  31. Alien Gangsta

    Alien Gangsta

    Hace 5 días

    Vice - Mexico's Cartels Are Deadlier Than Ever Despite the Pandemic Me - HAHAHAHAHA 🤡🤦‍♂️

  32. v s

    v s

    Hace 5 días

    America needs to invade Mexico

    • The Union States Of America

      The Union States Of America

      Hace 4 días

      🤦‍♂️ you really are dumb. Why, mexico is more than capable to handle their war with the cartels, furthermore it would make the US look worse due to the White House ri0t @nd recent st0rming of the white h0use. Ontop of that it would cause uproar between the allied nations.

  33. Kirito J.o

    Kirito J.o

    Hace 5 días

    Donde lo puedo ver con subtitulos en español?

  34. Dorothy Marshall

    Dorothy Marshall

    Hace 5 días

    The fearful fearless nepal hemodynamically trick because pan progressively shrug midst a parsimonious anatomy. plastic, damp religion

  35. Deduced


    Hace 5 días

    I bet they helped Epstein get his kiddos, gross ass nation.

  36. L E R

    L E R

    Hace 5 días

    It's known in some areas the "police" request that the family first pay several thousand $ US before they "investigate" a disappearance. The investigation does not mean an arrest or conviction of anyone. This says a lot about the conditions in the country.

  37. Simanta Dutta

    Simanta Dutta

    Hace 5 días

    Economy dictates everything

  38. Niko Santos

    Niko Santos

    Hace 5 días

    As much as they want to have a radical strong man as a leader for mexico to challenge the cartels, its impossible to completely destroy the cartels.

  39. Sheesh


    Hace 5 días

    All of the ppl around the world who do drugs and support them is a part of this problem specially murica

  40. head hunting

    head hunting

    Hace 5 días

    u need a duterte like president mexico😥 praying for your country🙏

  41. Toby Dammit

    Toby Dammit

    Hace 5 días

    That old women is definitely on the pay roll. Im from mexico and can tell just by looking at her clothes she has wealth. All of her answers were bs. As the guy said they only get as big as the government wants them to. And they are all making top dollar like she is. So why stop it?

  42. Rudi Hilder

    Rudi Hilder

    Hace 5 días

    Wtf do this blokes care about COVID knowing a beheading from a chainsaw it's around every possible corner

  43. Rudi Hilder

    Rudi Hilder

    Hace 5 días

    Let the men do their thing

  44. BoomBappa


    Hace 6 días

    kinda crazy you can bet that 13 years old kid won't make it to 18 years old

  45. Raul Navarrete

    Raul Navarrete

    Hace 6 días

    Compliments of American weapons

  46. Spanish and many things

    Spanish and many things

    Hace 6 días

    Simon harald and bald.. they all went there and it was all fun and games.. . Good Simon didnt say food was bad in front of cartel members..

  47. Jose Lopez

    Jose Lopez

    Hace 6 días

    *Guess where is the armament coming from.* *It’s a multi billion dollars business.* *Now, do you understand why it’s so hard for Latin American to end the problem?*

  48. Bori 3

    Bori 3

    Hace 6 días

    The reporters voice needs to be a little more clear

  49. Gaz of-the-North

    Gaz of-the-North

    Hace 6 días

    Hernan Cortes would have sorted them out......

  50. Interrupting Cow2

    Interrupting Cow2

    Hace 6 días

    That country is a shithole. Needs a reset. A blank slate. Bombed and Blown back to the dark ages...

  51. brandondean250908


    Hace 6 días


  52. adam maintaining

    adam maintaining

    Hace 6 días

    The strong will live on, the weak will fade away.

  53. In The Sangin Valley

    In The Sangin Valley

    Hace 6 días

    Mexico's Cartels Are Deadlier Than the Taliban in AFG; Mexico's government, military, and police are corrupt, and a good outstanding majority of their victims are not able to put up a resistance themselves.

  54. Johnny Raymond

    Johnny Raymond

    Hace 6 días

    If these cartels would come together like the American Mafia did they can get more drugs out make more money

  55. GMB Africa118

    GMB Africa118

    Hace 6 días

    "No more dying there, we are going to see the KING, No more crying there, we are going to see the KING..."

  56. J Á Ç K TM YT

    J Á Ç K TM YT

    Hace 6 días


  57. Luis Maciel

    Luis Maciel

    Hace 7 días

    Guys, remember that guns don't fall from the sky, someone sells them to the cartels ...

  58. Luis Maciel

    Luis Maciel

    Hace 7 días

    When you go to a club and they offer you drugs, please think about that 13-year-old boy before making a decision, without money and without weapons the cartels are weakened, they would help us a lot if they refuse to buy, most of the drug is exported to USA.

  59. Eagammes


    Hace 7 días

    Wish nato could go in and wipe out these Mexican cartels man lots of innocent people killed by them even people killed by the drugs they smuggle in

  60. Abana Chelsea

    Abana Chelsea

    Hace 7 días

    The government controls everything ! Why blaming cartels when we know who are the real killers

  61. Epic_gamin,leoß


    Hace 7 días

    Dang the kid is probably 14 and I am 13 working with my step dad

  62. the Apache !

    the Apache !

    Hace 7 días

    Meanwhile President dementia does nothing at the border. Solid job democrats! solid 👌

  63. Rossy V.

    Rossy V.

    Hace 7 días

    7:22 that is some spilled tea my friend.

  64. Michael Paredes

    Michael Paredes

    Hace 7 días

    Damn I’m lowkey triggered how he shoots that M4 😐

  65. Joseph Handar

    Joseph Handar

    Hace 7 días

    Republic of Sinaloa not Mexico!

  66. aartw12345


    Hace 7 días

    Legalize all drugs, tax it and let it run through legal channels. That would be the only way to diminish the massive profits made by the cartels. So they sort of would peter out

  67. Anjelica M

    Anjelica M

    Hace 7 días

    My brother went missing in Jalisco 2 years ago. We haven’t heard from him he was killed by the cartel.

    • black c

      black c

      Hace 2 días

      I see lots of Mexicans in the comment section telling their horrifying stories😥😰, so sorry for you.

  68. Cade Smith

    Cade Smith

    Hace 7 días

    These guy's needa come to New Zealand

  69. Jose Rodriguez

    Jose Rodriguez

    Hace 8 días

    Vice do a video about Chicago how many people got shoot last week 256. Now that’s third World.

  70. автоигорёк местный

    автоигорёк местный

    Hace 8 días

    Do they have anal giving girls in cartel?

  71. John Wick

    John Wick

    Hace 8 días

    Wrost government 💀💀💀

  72. FleshWound


    Hace 8 días

    Honestly I admire anyone who has the guts to become a policeman in Mexico.

  73. J Slomine

    J Slomine

    Hace 8 días

    But the CIA are good! Why aren’t they helping???? Oh wait…..

  74. Internet Police

    Internet Police

    Hace 8 días

    These areas where all the cartel members are at by themselves 'their areas' seems like a good place for a nuclear bomb test field.

    • NITRIC FOX 78

      NITRIC FOX 78

      Hace 5 días

      lets not ruin mexico please its really nice over there

  75. Scott Freebass #beats

    Scott Freebass #beats

    Hace 8 días

    this is all by design from the top down of world governments. if they wanted it to stop, it would stop.

  76. Nathan Aguilando

    Nathan Aguilando

    Hace 9 días

    i want to ask mexican's if they want to borrow president duterte of philippines after his term next year

    • RC2K


      Hace 8 días

      president? you need to change the whole government if you want to fix mexico

  77. Eternity


    Hace 9 días

    when will we get justice when the cartel threatens everyone & everyone will obey the cartels because they’re afraid of getting killed 🙁 the cartel keeps kidnapping people to join them or else they die. when will it end

  78. Eternity


    Hace 9 días

    this journalist has some HUGE balls to be interviewing narcos 😵‍💫😭 the bravery… omg

  79. Eternity


    Hace 9 días

    … el niño de 13 años… 🙁 espero que se salve. yo tambien quiero ser veterinaria y ya estoy en la escuela.. pobre nino

  80. YECY


    Hace 9 días

    The USA government provides the cartel with weapons So they can hide the bad they do!!!!!!!

  81. Neens Wilson

    Neens Wilson

    Hace 9 días

    This is sad 😭

  82. Casey


    Hace 9 días

    if they were marines it would be a different story ...

  83. Everything Money. With Tinka

    Everything Money. With Tinka

    Hace 9 días

    The sun in Mexico actually signs normal like everywhere else. Where does Holywood get the Brownish gold Sun?

  84. Biscayne


    Hace 9 días

    Why would there be a decrease in violence just because of a virus? The title makes no sense. Its not like they stay inside and wait until the pandemic is over to push their drugs or chop people into pieces..

  85. Ricky Rhodes

    Ricky Rhodes

    Hace 9 días

    Thank you Vice for this deeply tragic and informative video about the state of the Mexican cartels. I was disturbed to have to watch ads every 2 minutes by ESpics during such an important piece. If these ads continue it will become worse than cable TV and ESpics will slowly phase out. I've always been a fan of ESpics for it's freedom in video publishing and streaming, but it seems like that is on the decline. ESpics, you are replaceable! You should revisit what made your platform great to begin with.

  86. owenhenry1804 Owen

    owenhenry1804 Owen

    Hace 9 días

    BS setup we can not stop it big new. BS men in power run this game on the world. Don't be feel about this people.

  87. Peeps 123

    Peeps 123

    Hace 9 días

    I used to work with someone that was in a Cartel, he told me that there is just One Drug Lord that started a gang. The Drug Lord chooses the most loyal gang members and makes them his right hand men. These men are usually the hit men and are also supposed to get people to traffic the drugs to America. The rest of the gang tries to expand by recruiting members in other cities. The Gangs allow the drug lord to safely roam the streets without having to deal with the police or other gangs. The Drug Lord tries to work with other cartels to get connects. These connects allow them to bribe the police and find out information on the people they want to kill. The sad conclusion is these drug cartels really can’t go away unless drugs are legal which will never happen.

  88. e30325ikiller


    Hace 9 días

    only pandemic winner - runner of communication tools

  89. Furious Sherman

    Furious Sherman

    Hace 10 días

    And to think there are some people who don't think Mexico is a narco-state anymore.

  90. Est97


    Hace 10 días

    Mexicans and blacks need to team up . We’re family

  91. gcanadiano


    Hace 10 días

    to many ads

  92. Garland


    Hace 10 días

    something about that kids brand new m&p sport 2 with magpull furniture is pretty sus. im not completely buying the cartel footage but interesting stuff tho.

    • Garland


      Hace 8 días

      @RC2K its not i am underestimating the cartel, i just dont trust vice

    • RC2K


      Hace 8 días

      you underestimate the cartel

  93. Jayleen Diaz

    Jayleen Diaz

    Hace 10 días

    and if you join the cartel you can't get out or you will get killed... i think-

  94. Alex O

    Alex O

    Hace 10 días

    Everyone knows the drug cartels and human traffickers are operating under the protection of the Democrats.

  95. Joceline Rodriguez

    Joceline Rodriguez

    Hace 10 días

    I wonder if the legalization of weed in some states has impacted the cartel at all.

  96. James Pichette

    James Pichette

    Hace 10 días

    lol sad part is 17000 ppl one place god and the usa has nerve to blame usa citizens law abiding ones for there gun problem lol what a joke think its truly because ppl gun rights 2nd amendment that usa isnt like mexico. stupid politicians and 446 cops killed mexico like to see usa police go be cops there

  97. Mr. E

    Mr. E

    Hace 10 días

    And people think they have it rough here in the USA lmaooo

    • no


      Hace 2 días

      We living luxury over here in America, we mostly get stuff handed to us 🤷🏽‍♀️

  98. Francisco S.G.

    Francisco S.G.

    Hace 10 días

    2:39 qué voz más bonita la de ese niño.

  99. Adrian Carballo

    Adrian Carballo

    Hace 10 días

    Disgusting narrative

  100. bLaze XD

    bLaze XD

    Hace 10 días

    Mexico is a beautiful country but f*ck the cartels. They're evil! 😪👎