The post-authoritarian political system in Mexico has become a violent symbiosis of organised crime and politics.
by Edgardo Buscaglia
by Arwa Aburawa
Human Rights26 Dec 2015 09:13 GMT
It was once the 'kidnap capital of the world', but businesses, residents and tourists are beginning to return.
Gang violence29 Oct 2015 09:14 GMT
Yamaguchi-gumi's numbers dropped from about 20,000 at its peak with recent defections further reducing its mafia clout.
Witness20 Sep 2015 16:58 GMT
A teacher struggles to help young people caught in a vicious cycle of drugs and violence in Mexico's Guerrero state.
Crime17 Sep 2015 07:30 GMT
Father Ciotti's organisation transforms seized Mafia property for the social good - and he's become a target for it.
Latin America16 Sep 2015 12:50 GMT
Gang violence continues to claim more lives in El Salvador, after the collapse of the truce.
Latin America09 Sep 2015 16:02 GMT
Risking their lives, residents of Cheran in the country's southwest drive out armed gangs who used to protect loggers.
Latin America07 Sep 2015 05:52 GMT
Independent experts say government's assertion that students were burned to ash beyond identification never happened.
Latin America23 Aug 2015 17:06 GMT
Relatives gather outside Quezaltepeque jail demanding information after violence between factions within Barrio 18 gang.
Arts & Culture04 Aug 2015 08:29 GMT
Man Booker Prize nominee Marlon James speaks to The Stream about his novel "A Brief History of Seven Killings".
Poverty & Development03 Aug 2015 08:40 GMT
A year after truce collapses El Salvador gangs seek new path to engage government in another truce process.
Gang violence09 Jun 2015 09:57 GMT
In Cape Town's Hanover Park, former gang members who found Islam are giving youth an exit strategy from violence.
Human Rights28 May 2015 13:59 GMT
Gang control over Mexico's media is at an all-time high, with many local reporters being bribed, coerced or killed.
Inside Story25 May 2015 20:32 GMT
Despite relentless efforts, the Mexican government has so far failed to eradicate drug cartels.
US & Canada19 May 2015 17:15 GMT
Waco shaken by shootout between rival groups that killed nine people and wounded 18 in restaurant on Sunday.
Latin America06 Mar 2015 04:10 GMT
Despite security measures, new report finds that violent crimes in Buenaventura often go unpunished.
by Edgardo Buscaglia
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