Mexico

Five die after shoot-out at Mexico City's Garibaldi Plaza

Reports suggest rival cartels may be fighting over turf in capital after clashes involving gunmen dressed as mariachis.

Five die after shoot-out at Mexico City's Garibaldi Plaza

Latin America

'I can't take the agony': El Salvador's hidden tragedy

Even before making the perilous journey north, violence and economic hardship force many to relocate within El Salvador.

El Salvador's hidden tragedy: 'I can't take the agony any more'

Immigration

US: Domestic violence no longer grounds for asylum

Groups slam Jeff Sessions who ruled survivors of domestic abuse and gang violence will generally not qualify for asylum.

US to stop granting asylum to most domestic violence survivors

Mexico

Mexicans protest 'epidemic' of forced disappearances

Demonstrators across the country call on authorities to bring justice for the 15,000 missing young people in Mexico.

Mexicans protest 'epidemic' of forced disappearances

Gang violence

'Never wear blue': Trapped in Trump's 'war on gangs'

Donald Trump's war against Salvadoran American gang MS-13 has left dozens of immigrant teenagers unlawfully detained.

The teenagers trapped in Trump's MS13-crackdown

Al Jazeera Selects

Gangs: Beyond Drugs and Violence

Interrupting violence in South Africa, overcoming gang life in LA, and making peace in Ecuador's toughest streets.

Prison

What's behind prisoner deaths at South Carolina prison?

At least 20 inmates have been killed by fellow prisoners in South Carolina prisons since the start of 2017.

What's behind the prisoner deaths at a South Carolina prison?

Gang violence

Mexico's 'invisible' wounds of gang violence

Mental health crisis unfolds in the country after years of drug wars and little psychological help.

Fault Lines

Trump's War on Gangs

Dozens of immigrant teens in the US have been unlawfully detained as part of the Trump administration's 'war on gangs'.

Brazil

Rio's favela ballerinas

Amid ongoing drug gang wars in Rio's favelas, one woman is giving hope to the children of Complexo do Alemao.

Rio's favela ballerinas

Latin America

Mexico violence peaks with over 2,200 murders in June

Official data shows authorities nationwide recorded more than 12,100 homicide probes in the first six months of 2017.

Mexico violence peaks with over 2,200 murders in June

Witness

Mind Over Battle: Beyond Guns, Gangs and Drugs

In Los Angeles, a former gang member who helps others break away from violence and drug addiction, has his own battles.

Opinion

Mexico: Neither Pax Mafiosa, nor rule of law

The post-authoritarian political system in Mexico has become a violent symbiosis of organised crime and politics.

Edgardo Buscaglia

by Edgardo Buscaglia

Edgardo Buscaglia

Brazil

Brazil inmates beheaded and burned to death in clashes

Fighting between rival factions in facility in northern Roraima state end in bloodshed, with at least 25 people killed.

At least 25 prisoners die as riots erupt in Brazil jail

Health

Murder and malady: El Salvador's sugarcane workers

Hit by an epidemic of gang violence and disease, sugarcane cutters have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.

Murder and malady: El Salvador's sugarcane workers