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

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.