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Is America to Blame for the Crisis on the Border?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 07.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The roots of this crisis go back decades, to a time when the American government thought it was more important to frustrate the Russians than to end a bloodbath. A natural question is, how long are we responsible for the sins and errors of the past?

Nicaragua Cops Bust FBI 'Most Wanted' Fugitive

AP | Posted 03.28.2014 | Crime

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police have arrested an alleged MS-13 gang member who recently was added to the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitive...

What America Can Learn From El Salvador in Ending Gang Violence

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Earlier this year the government in El Salvador negotiated a groundbreaking deal with the Salvadoran MS-13 and a rival gang, Calle-18. In a bold move, mediators in El Salvador essentially extended the framework of humanitarian engagement to gang warfare.

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...

100 Days of Gang Peace In El Salvador

Luis J. Rodriguez | Posted 08.19.2012 | Latino Voices
Luis J. Rodriguez

For twenty years Mara Salvatrucha-13 and 18th Street brought devastating violence to the poor and war-torn country of El Salvador, helping make it the most violent country in the hemisphere.

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...

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...

Infamous 'Sanctuary City' Triple Murder Trial Begins This Week

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.04.2012 | San Francisco

Jury selection began today in the triple murder trial of an undocumented immigrant whose story ignited a firestorm of controversy around San Francisco...

D.C. Area's 'Blond Bandit' Now In Baltimore?

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.29.2011 | DC

Baltimore County police are looking for help in locating an alleged carjacker and possible bank robber who has come to be known as the "Blond Bandit" ...

Andrea Stone

ACLU Accuses FBI Of Unconstitutional Mapping Of Ethnic, Racial Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday accused the FBI of targeting racial, ethnic and religious groups for investigation by associating crimi...

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 ...

Walter "Duke" Torres, MS-13 Gang Leader, Ordered Hit On Federal Agent After Crackdown

nydailynews.com | John Marzulli | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

El Salvadoran leaders of the MS-13 gang allegedly put out a contract on the federal agent responsible for a crackdown on its New York factions, the Da...

MS-13 Crackdown After Murder Plot Against Federal Agent

nydailynews.com | By John Marzulli | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The MS-13 gang's plot to murder a federal agent in New York has triggered a fierce crackdown - a blitz of predawn raids that have netted nine arrests....