Gangs

An officer investigates the scene of a shooting in Chicago on Sunday, July 5, 2020. At least a dozen people, including a 7-year-old girl at a family party and a teenage boy, were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. Scores of people were shot and wounded. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)
July 06, 2020 - 10:02 am
CHICAGO (AP) — One of Chicago's bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a concerted effort to quell the violence with an additional 1,200 police officers on the streets. The violence was...
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Rosa Alba Santoyo speaks on the phone and is embraced by a woman giving her condolences the day after she lost three of her adult children in an attack on the drug rehabilitation center where they were being treated, at her home in Irapuato, Mexico, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Gunmen burst into the drug rehabilitation center and opened fire Wednesday, killing 24 people and wounding seven, authorities said. After the loss of her three children, only two of Santoyo's seven children remain living. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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July 02, 2020 - 1:11 pm
IRAPUATO, Mexico (AP) — The killing of 26 people in an unregistered drug rehabilitation center in central Mexico is the deadliest such attack in a decade and has led to calls for change in a prosperous state that has become a cartel battleground. Authorities in the city of Irapuato in Guanajuato...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2020, file photo, Guatemalans deported from the United States, wave from a bus after arriving at La Aurora airport in Guatemala City. A federal judge has temporarily stopped President Donald Trump's administration from expelling a teenager to Honduras under a policy enacted during the coronavirus pandemic that didn't give the teen the chance under federal law to stay in the United States. The case is the first known challenge of the Trump administration's expulsion of hundreds of immigrant children at the border under an emergency declaration citing the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
June 10, 2020 - 8:42 am
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily stopped President Donald Trump's administration from expelling a teenager to Honduras under a policy enacted during the coronavirus pandemic that didn't give the teen the chance under federal law to stay in the United States. According to the American...
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A bus driver peers from his window, which he said was shot a few weeks ago, as he drives slowly through a security checkpoint in the El Milagro area of the Mixco municipality on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Guatemala’s new president announced a state of alert for two municipalities with high crime rates to combat gang activity Friday, a measure that allows the deployment of military troops. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
January 17, 2020 - 11:26 am
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s new president announced a state of alert for two municipalities with high crime rates to combat gang activity Friday, a measure that allows the deployment of military troops. Alejandro Giammattei said it will remain in place for seven days in Mixco and San Juan...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, photo people seeking asylum in the United States wait at the border crossing bridge in Tijuana, Mexico, just across the border from San Diego. The number of people arrested or stopped entering the U.S. along the Mexico border fell for a seventh straight month in December, with Mexicans making up a larger than usual part of the mix, authorities said Thursday. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
January 09, 2020 - 7:29 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of people arrested or stopped entering the United States on the Mexico border fell for a seventh straight month in December, with Mexicans outpacing Central Americans among the detainees, authorities said Thursday. The tally helps explain why the U.S. has turned more...
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A family sits outside their home as forensic workers investigate a body at a crime scene in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood of San Pedro Sula, Honduras on Nov. 30, 2019. MS-13. Mara 18. Los Vatos Locos _ The Crazy Guys. The gangs' shifting lines of control dodge and weave through Rivera Hernandez, a place where even the police are afraid. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
December 29, 2019 - 5:50 am
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — By now, the young couple thought they’d be in the United States. Somewhere, anywhere, in the United States. They thought they’d have jobs — he’d work construction, maybe she’d be a waitress. They thought they’d be safe. They thought they’d have asylum. Instead, an...
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December 27, 2019 - 9:31 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's top financial investigator on Friday reported on the webs of corruption and money laundering that thieves, traffickers and political figures have used to hide their wealth. Santiago Nieto, the head of Mexico's Financial Intelligence Unit, said a federal judge took bribes...
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December 05, 2019 - 11:08 am
BOSTON (AP) — More than 60 members of the Latin Kings have been arrested on federal racketeering, drug and firearms charges, including the leaders of the street gang’s East Coast operations, authorities announced Thursday. Among those arrested is Michael Cecchetelli, a 40-year-old Springfield,...
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December 03, 2019 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A New York police detective who relentlessly investigated killings committed by MS-13 gang members before succumbing to cancer last year became the first law enforcement officer on Tuesday to posthumously receive a distinguished service award from the U.S. attorney general...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 27, 2014 file photo, a drug dealer poses with cannabis products as he waits for customers in downtown Lisbon. The European Union agency that monitors drug use says it has detected a trend of escalating violence between gangs operating on the continent. The agency says in its annual report on the drugs market that European consumers increasingly have access to "a wide variety of high-purity and high-potency products." (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
November 26, 2019 - 2:33 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The European Union agency that monitors drug use says it has detected a trend of escalating violence between gangs operating on the continent. The development of new synthetic drugs and changes to traditional supply routes feeding drugs into Europe are bringing gangs into...
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