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El Salvador's Nayib Bukele on gang violence, corruption and China

El Salvador's president discusses challenges facing his country, expulsion of Venezuelan diplomats, and China ties.

Opinion

How can Mexico break the cycle of violence?

The Mexican state is not strong enough to wage a war on the cartels or strike peace with them; so what is the solution?

Nicola Morfini

by Nicola Morfini

Nicola Morfini

Women's Rights

Violence sows fear among women ahead of Colombia local elections

Observers say female candidates systematically threatened with physical, sexual violence to deter them from running.

Violence sows fear among women ahead of Colombia local elections

New Zealand attack

New Zealanders hand over weapons after mosque killings

Christchurch holds the first of more than 250 arms collections to be held nationwide following deadly attack in March.

New Zealanders hand over weapons after mosque killings

Nigeria

Gangs kill dozens in series of attacks in northern Nigeria

The attacks, carried out overnight in Sokoto, saw the gangs ride out from forest hideouts into villages with weapons.

Gangs kill dozens in series of attacks in northern Nigeria

United States

A year on, Parkland shooting victims remembered

Students around the US marked the anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland with moments of silence.

A year on, Parkland shooting victims remembered

Latin America

Mexico's crime-fighting national guard wins lower house approval

President Lopez Obrador's plan to create a 60,000-member force to fight violent crimes approved by legislators.

Mexico's crime-fighting national guard wins lower house approval

Gang violence

Mexico death toll in two days of 'gang violence' reaches 29

Five alleged assailants killed during an attack on a military patrol in northern Mexico, official says.

Mexico death toll in two days of 'gang violence' reaches 29

101 East

Australia's African Gangs

101 East gets to the truth of the so-called 'African gang crime-wave' in Australia's southern city of Melbourne.

Witness

South Africa's Reluctant Vigilante

The leader of a controversial vigilante group fights for legitimacy in a crime-riddled South African community.

Opinion

Weaponised wine cellars: How not to solve the US gang problem

The ongoing MS-13 hysteria in the US is helping Trump justify his anti-immigrant vitriol and mask the real villains.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Crime

How a rapper set up No Shoot Zones to stop Baltimore's bloodshed

Tyree Colion, a rapper and ex-gang member, risks his life setting up No Shoot Zones in communities with record murders.

How a rapper set up No Shoot Zones to stop Baltimore's bloodshed

Mexico

Former Mexico ruling party governor Duarte jailed for nine years

Duarte was forced from office in 2016 on accusations of money laundering, corruption and mismanagement.

Former Mexico ruling party governor Duarte jailed for nine years

Mexico

Violence, impunity and fear in the Mexican state of Veracruz

Mexico has been shaken by the grim discovery of a mass graveyard site with at least 174 bodies buried inside.

Violence, impunity and fear in the Mexican state of Veracruz

Mexico

Mexican city's police disarmed over 'drug ties'

Military arrests three top police officers and takes control of the entire police force in the port city.

Mexico: Acapulco police disarmed, placed under investigation