Graphic footage of an attack in a restaurant fueled online debate that showed both the growing awareness of women’s rights and how divisive feminism still remains.
Dozens of women wait outside a detention facility for news of their loved ones after a crackdown on gang violence resulted in the imprisonment of more than 25,000 people.
Prosecutors said Joly Germine directed the kidnapping operations of the 400 Mawozo gang, including the negotiations for the release of volunteers with Christian Aid Ministries.
He was indicted with about two dozen others, including some accused of murder and attempted armed robbery. The county’s district attorney has vowed to crack down on street gangs.
Una gran parte de los salvadoreños está dispuesta a tolerar a un líder de tendencias autoritarias a cambio de la solución a su preocupación más acuciante: la violencia de las pandillas.
Much of the country’s population is willing to tolerate an autocratic leader, if it means that someone will finally solve their most pressing problem: gang violence.
El histórico acuerdo de paz se firmó hace más de cinco años. Pero el vacío de poder y la falta de oportunidades impulsan el surgimiento de nuevos grupos armados.
The country signed a historic peace deal more than five years ago. But a power vacuum is fueling the rise of new armed groups.
The police said that at least five gunmen were part of the downtown shooting that killed six people.
A measure punishing the sharing of information about gangs is so vague, critics say, that virtually anyone can be arrested for speaking or writing about them, putting journalists in the cross hairs.
Gangs went on a killing spree, gunning down anyone on the street. At least 62 were killed on Saturday, the deadliest day on record since the country’s civil war ended 30 years ago.
How 177 arrests led to no convictions — a tangled, seven-year tale of prosecutorial hubris and tenacious defense.
With tensions rising, many see Monday as a deadline for the government to step down.
The Los Angeles rapper’s family is suing the promoters of the Once Upon a Time in LA festival, citing negligence in the face of a large gang presence.
The Bureau of Prisons’ unusual step indicated that it was concerned that the violence could have a ripple effect on other facilities.
Worshipers were gathered for a revival meeting in the Liberian capital, when word of armed gang members robbing people set off deadly panic.
Videos obtained by The New York Times reveal scenes of violence as the Department of Correction struggles to restore order in the jail system.
Hip-hop, the country’s most popular music, has quickly become a lightning rod for Sweden’s long-roiling problems with gun violence and gang warfare.
Those charged, ranging in age from 17 to 23, were accused of unleashing a wave of violence that also left 10 other people wounded by gunfire.
For years, New York City officials have presided over shortcuts and blunders that have led to chaos in one of America’s most expensive jail complexes.
Antwerp has become the main port of entry into Europe for the drug, which is being blamed for a surge of violence that has prompted some Belgian officials to call for a war on drugs.
After being held hostage for 37 days by a gang, two people with a U.S. Christian aid group have been released in Port-au-Prince and are described as “safe.”
A country in crisis is facing a severe fuel shortage that is pushing it to the brink of collapse.
The police force, dependent on an increasingly depleted state, is finding itself underfunded, underequipped and severely underpaid, even as it faces stronger opponents.
To restore stability in Haiti, the government must get the gangs under control. International actors also have an important role to play.
A French priest in Haiti recalls his kidnapping by 400 Mawozo, the same gang holding 16 Americans and a Canadian, including children, for ransom.
The country’s leaders have set aside some misgivings and cooperated with gang leaders to reach their communities.
Gangs have long held sway in the country, but their dominance has expanded in recent years and the government has been accused of using them as tools of repression.
A gang captured a group of aid workers on Saturday and are holding 17 people hostage, including children. Most of those being held are Americans; one is Canadian.
The agency is part of the U.S. effort to reach the 17 people taken by a gang on Saturday, in the latest example of the violence that is leaving Haitians desperate.
The desperation of Haitians in the face of powerful gangs fueled the calls for a broad strike. The kidnapping of missionaries on Saturday added to the tense atmosphere.
“Where is this country going?” Gang members seized 16 Americans and one Canadian, among them five children, as they visited an orphanage.
The gang, “400 Mawozo,” captured several clergy members in April, and the local authorities say it is behind Saturday’s kidnapping.
In the process, the family running the company, Ron Santa Teresa, has gone from bankruptcy to exporting an award-winning vintage rum.
Signs of concern for the country’s leader have rattled many in the Netherlands, but experts are split on whether criminal organizations there would really risk targeting politicians.
The authorities are responding to a wave of gun violence. But their anti-gang tactics have long faced criticism for unfairly targeting young Black people.
The decision will affect tens of thousands of cases moving through backlogged immigration courts.
The move is one of the Justice Department’s most significant reversals of a Trump-era policy.
As Venezuela collapses, armed gangs are taking over parts of the capital, exposing President Maduro’s vulnerability even in his seat of power.
“The Holly,” by Julian Rubinstein, explores the history of gang violence in a historically Black Denver neighborhood, and the often misguided efforts of law enforcement agencies to reduce it.
Investigators believe the men charged in the death of Davell Gardner, the city’s youngest gun violence victim last year, were part of a deadly feud between gangs in Brooklyn, police have said.
A reputed gangster and leader of an “ultras” fan group, who also reportedly had ties to the government, has been arrested following a series of gruesome murders connected to a Belgrade soccer stadium.
Haiti is “on the verge of explosion,” the country’s Episcopal bishops say. Many accuse the government of supporting gangs to stay in power as a constitutional crisis looms.
Kahlik Grier, 16, was fatally shot in a random encounter in the stairwell of his Bronx apartment building, the police said.
Dante Barksdale helped lead Baltimore’s Safe Streets program and was a nephew of Nathan Barksdale, a drug trafficker known as Bodie who was an inspiration for the character Avon Barksdale in “The Wire.”
Prosecutors have indicted the men they say make up the “board of directors” of the gang, which has terrorized parts of Long Island.
Capitalizing on a rare victory, the Nigerian government publicly displayed the more than 300 boys who had been released, and insisted it had not paid ransom.
Police struggling to stem a rising wave of shootings in New York City are confronting a deep-seated subculture that glorifies guns.
Groups trained to prevent gun and gang violence are being tapped to persuade New York City residents to follow social-distancing rules.
A Times analysis found officers shoot without restraint, protected by their bosses and by politicians, certain that illegal killings will not be held against them.