Gangs

Supporters of the Grand National Alliance for Unity cheer for their presidential candidate Nayib Bukele in San Salvador, El Salvador, Feb. 3, 2019. Bukele, a former mayor of El Salvador's capital, was making a strong run Sunday to end a quarter century of two-party dominance in the crime-plagued Central American nation. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
February 03, 2019 - 11:02 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A former mayor of El Salvador's capital romped to victory in Sunday's presidential election, winning more votes than his two closest rivals combined to end a quarter century of two-party dominance in the crime-plagued Central America nation. The Supreme Electoral...
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In this Dec. 18, 2018 photo, Honduran asylum seekers enter the U.S. at San Diego's Otay Mesa port of entry, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico. A federal judge has blocked restrictive Trump administration policies that prevented some immigrants from seeking asylum due to domestic and gang violence in their home countries. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
December 19, 2018 - 7:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked Trump administration policies that prevented immigrants who suffered gang violence or domestic abuse in their home countries from seeking asylum. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan declared that some of the guidance that then-Attorney...
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Annmarie Drago appears at Suffolk County District Court, Friday, Nov. 29, 2018 in Central Islip, N.Y. Drago, a 58-year-old nurse, has pleaded not guilty to the charge of criminally negligent homicide in the death of anti-gang activist Evelyn Rodriguez on September, 14, 2018 in Brentwood, N.Y. (Barry Sloan/Newsday via AP, Pool)
November 30, 2018 - 4:44 pm
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who drove her SUV over a New York mother saluted by President Donald Trump for her crusade against MS-13 gang violence pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge of criminally negligent homicide. Annmarie Drago, a 58-year-old nurse, surrendered to police in the morning...
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Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
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November 28, 2018 - 5:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A prosecution witness testifying at the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" says the cartel tried to kill him despite his loyalty to the defendant. Former cartel member Miguel Angel Martinez testified Wednesday that he survived four attempted hits meant to...
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Central American migrants, part of the Central American caravan trying to reach the United States, continue their journey as they leave Mexicali, Mexico, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the caravan poured into Tijuana in recent days after more than a month on the road, and with many more months likely ahead of them while they seek asylum in the U.S. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 20, 2018 - 7:03 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Migrants camped in Tijuana after traveling in a caravan to reach the U.S were weighing their options Tuesday after a U.S. court blocked President Donald Trump's asylum ban for illegal border crossers. Many said they have no intention of breaking the law, but were feeling...
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November 08, 2018 - 5:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Brooklyn man accused of overseeing the Mad Stone Bloods, a violent street and prison gang, was arrested last week on charges of racketeering and interstate drug trafficking, according to newly unsealed court records. FBI agents arrested William Seeley, also known as ``Papa Don...
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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October 29, 2018 - 5:00 pm
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state will invest another $20 million in efforts to crack down on MS-13 and gang recruitment on Long Island. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to Brentwood on Monday to announce the funds. The community has been the epicenter of the fight against MS-13 violence...
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Jeffrey Sallet, special agent in charge of the Chicago FBI bureau, at podium, is joined by local, state and federal officials during the announcement of charges against alleged gang members who they say are responsible for the murders of 11 men between 2014 and 2016 in Chicago on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (Nader Issa/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 26, 2018 - 6:09 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Members of a Chicago street gang suspected of killing at least 11 people and terrorizing a South Side neighborhood for years have been charged as part of a joint federal and state investigation announced Friday. The Goonie Boss faction, under purported leader, 22-year-old Romeo "O-...
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A body is stretched out at the door of a bar in the community of Comayaguela, Honduras, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. At least eight people were killed and two other wounded at the bar Friday, according to the police. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)
October 23, 2018 - 6:24 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A caravan of some 7,000 Central American migrants is advancing through southern Mexico with hopes of reaching the U.S. border. The vast majority of them are from Honduras, a country of 9 million people. A bleak combination of powerful drivers like poverty and gang violence leads...
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President Donald Trump meets with rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 11, 2018 - 11:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on rapper Kanye West's visit to the White House (all times local): 1:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's "open-minded" about stop-and-frisk policing. He made the comment as he met with rapper and producer Kanye West at the White House. Trump earlier this week...
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