Podcast

Digging for closure, Mexican mothers search for the disappeared

More than 61,000 people have gone missing in Mexico as a result of the increasingly violent drug war with powerful cartels.

Digging for closure, Mexican mothers search for the disappeared

Opinion

Forty years on, El Salvador's war is still not over

Forty years after Archbishop Oscar Romero's assassination, neoliberal violence is still wreaking havoc in El Salvador.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Podcast

Gun trafficking at the US-Mexico border

With Mexico's murder rate at an all-time high and cartel violence rampant, Al Jazeera investigates how firearms are smuggled across the US border into Mexico.

Gun trafficking at the US-Mexico border

Latin America

Three Honduran policemen killed in shoot-out to free MS-13 leader

Alexander Mendoza, a notorious MS-13 figure also known as 'El Porky', escaped during the attack.

Three Honduran policemen killed in shoot-out to free MS-13 leader

Latin America

Mexico violence: Controversy over children in militias

Recent images of armed children dressed in fatigues and lined up like soldiers have circulated on Mexican social media.

Latin America

El Salvador says it is not ready to receive asylum seekers

El Salvador signed an agreement with the US that would allow the country to receive asylum seekers.

El Salvador says it is not ready to receive asylum seekers

Mexico

9 killed, including 3 children, at video game arcade in Mexico

The attackers were searching for specific targets, but then opened fire indiscriminately on customers, officials say.

9 killed, including 3 children, at video game arcade in Mexico

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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