N.W.A.’s seminal album “Straight outta Compton” painted the Los Angeles area city as a hotbed for gang banging and drug dealing. But long after its 1988 debut, its residents have been working to change that image: Compton is not what…
By Joshua Barajas
PBS NewsHour Weekend producer Brian Epstein recalls his recent trip to El Salvador, where the rise of violent gangs has pushed Salvadorans to seek asylum in the U.S.
By Brian Epstein
The violence affecting life in El Salvador isn't confined within that country's borders. Residents from other parts of Central America, including Guatemala and Honduras, experience similar fears in their daily lives.
By News Desk
American immigration courts are gearing up to decide the fate of tens of thousands of children from Central America who came to the United States border in recent months. Meanwhile, Mexico has been cracking down on these migrants en route…
By Jude Joffe-Block, Fronteras
By Kate Sheehy, Fronteras
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- The tiny nation of El Salvador is scrambling to receive thousands of children deported from Mexico back to their home country. In coming months, more children are anticipated to arrive, this time deported from the…
More than 100 members of three gangs were arrested Wednesday in Harlem, New York in the largest-ever gang bust in New York City’s history.
By Michael D. Mosettig
If any one place symbolizes the continuing frustration facing the Mexican government dealing with drug gangs, it is Michoacan, a western state of 4.3 million, which might have suffered as many as 1,000 homicides in the past year.
Police invaded Rio de Janeiro's largest slum Sunday, part of a larger effort aimed at cleaning up favelas before the 2014 World Cup.
"The Interrupters" confronts Chicago's gang violence.
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