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Gangs Control Honduran Schools

AP | ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 02.07.2015 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — In primary and secondary schools of this Central American capital, "hallway" is not just another word for corridor but ...

Truce With Massive Street Gang Not Working

AP | Posted 04.08.2014 | Latino Voices

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The government of El Salvador says the truce between the country's main Mara street gangs hasn't worked, and that k...

Honduran Police Accused Of Running Death Squads

AP | ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 05.14.2013 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- At least five times in the last few months, members of a Honduras street gang were killed or went missing just after run-ins ...

U.S. Ramps Up Efforts To Target Violent, Central American Street Gang

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 12.11.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration declared the ultra-violent street gang MS-13 to be an international criminal group on Thursday, an unprece...

WATCH: Tattooed Immigrants Pose Security Threat, Denied Green Cards

Posted 08.05.2012 | Latino Voices

As reported by the Wall Street Journal in the above video, an increasing number of immigrants from Mexico, Central America and South America have foun...

Gang Member Accused In Triple-Murder Testifies

Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.10.2012 | San Francisco

On Monday, Edwin Ramos, the MS-13 gang member accused of killing three members of the Bologna family in a drive-by shooting, took the stand before his...

2 Of The Deadliest Gangs Join Forces

AP | ROMINA RUIZ-GOIRIENA | Posted 04.10.2012 | World

By ROMINA RUIZ-GOIRIENA, Associated Press GUATEMALA CITY -- Hardened in the streets and prisons of California and deported in the 1990s to the Cent...

Edwin Ramos Family Testifies In Triple-Murder Trial

Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.04.2012 | San Francisco

On Monday, the family of Edwin Ramos, the man charged with murdering three members of the Bologna family, testified about Ramos and his life before th...

El Salvador's Largest Street Gangs Reach Truce

AP | MARCOS ALEMAN | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- Leaders of El Salvador's two largest street gangs have reached a truce aimed at reducing the country's homicide rate, one...

Members Of Major Multinational Gang Convicted After Terrorizing Mission District

AP | By PAUL ELIAS | Posted 10.30.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A lengthy federal trial targeting the San Francisco branch of a multinational gang known for violence and drug dealing ended Tuesday ...

Honduras... The Big Backstory

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

The White House denounced the action in Honduras as "illegal." But that call requires Washington to cut off all but humanitarian aid and could jeopardize the big Soto Cano base outside Tegucigalpa.