Michael K. Williams explores underground economies in America and around the world. In meeting those willing to risk it all just to get by, he shares his own experiences with addiction, crime, and poverty.


VICE ON HBO: The Pacification of Rio

 Ben Anderson travels to Rio de Janeiro, where the Brazilian government took extreme measures to clean up the city's rampant drugs and crime in advance of the World Cup and Olympics.


 The lethal combination of gangs and guns has turned Chicago into a war zone. To see why the Windy City, now dubbed "Chiraq," had the country's highest homicide rate in 2012, VICE visits Chicago's most dangerous areas, where handguns are plentiful and the police and community leaders are fighting a losing battle against gang violence.

VICE on HBO: Surveillance City

We go to Camden, New Jersey—one of the poorest and most drug-ridden cities in the country. In an attempt to curb the spread of crime, the state of New Jersey has installed an experimental security apparatus equipped with futuristic technologies.

VICE NEWS: Trinidad


VICE ON HBO: Philippines Homemade Guns

We travel to the Philippines to explore the rampant political violence during election season

VICE ON HBO: Guns & Ammo

Pastor Larry Allen and his wife Lilli, are pistol-packing preachers who run the New Life Baptist Church and Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The church is protected by an ex-police security team, and all of the students are warriors when it comes to gun safety drills and procedures.