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El Salvador President promises to “step up war” against gangs

El Salvador's president, Nayib Bukele, announced on Tuesday that he will step up the "war" against gangs after the murder of three policemen during...

Relief and Alarm as El Salvador Rounds up ‘gangsters’

An unprecedented round up of alleged gangsters in El Salvador has netted thousands of suspects and brought relief to citizens living in constant fear. But...

El Salvador says over 15,000 suspected gang members arrested

El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele said Friday that police and soldiers have arrested more than 15,000 suspected gang members in under a month in...

7 People in Costa Rica Found Dead with Shots to the Head

7 people were found dead Wednesday with gunshots to the head in Limon, Costa Rica's Caribbean province, authorities said, in an apparent dispute between...

Costa Rica deports eight Salvadorans suspected of gang membership

Gangs are responsible for much of the criminal violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Violence picks up in Central America after brief truce due to COVID-19

The corpses in bags and under sheets reappeared on the streets of the Honduran capital, marking a spike in violence that affects northern Central America after a truce due to isolation to contain COVID-19 infections.

Costa Rica sentences four members of Mexican jewelry thief gang ‘Los Mazos’ to prison

The four gang members were arrested days after the band made two almost simultaneous robberies on Oct. 31, 2017 to watch shops in Escazú.

16 killed in Guatemala prison fight, official says

More than 6,000 people are murdered a year in Guatemala, mainly at the hands of gangs engaged in contract killings, extortion and drug trafficking.

‘The Beast’: Costa Rica’s new crime-fighting machine

The Beast, currently being modified for local use in the land of pura vida, will make its debut in the next few weeks, law enforcement officials say.

Costa Rica, US team up to keep kids out of gangs, and that’s just G.R.E.A.T.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for “Gang Resistance Education And Training,” and it’s a new program here sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and carried out by Costa Rica’s Public Security Ministry.

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