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El Salvador sends 10,000 police, soldiers to seal off town

Dec. 03, 2022 17:24 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The government of El Salvador sent 10,000 soldiers and police to seal off a town on the outskirts of the nation’s capital Saturday to search for gang members. The operation was one of the largest mobilizations yet in President Nayib Bukele’s...

California supreme court tosses gang murder conspiracy case

Dec. 01, 2022 23:22 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday threw out the conspiracy-to-murder conviction of a gang member who used social media to applaud the killing of rivals during a San Diego gang war. “Being a cheerleader" isn't enough to show that Nicholas Hoskins...

Head of Haiti's police academy killed at training facility

Nov. 25, 2022 21:33 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The director of Haiti’s National Police Academy was shot and killed at the doors of a police training facility in a gang-controlled neighborhood in the country’s capital of Port-au-Prince, Haitian police said Friday night. The killing of Harington...

El Salvador announces new anti-gang measures

Nov. 23, 2022 23:05 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The president of El Salvador announced Wednesday he will seal off sections of cities to search for street gang members, the latest phase in an increasingly tough nine-month anti-crime crackdown. President Nayib Bukele told a gathering of 14,000...

More claims against Philippine prison chief linked to murder

Nov. 18, 2022 21:14 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top prison official, who is accused of plotting the killing of a radio journalist, also ordered a large hole dug at the country's main prison to search for rumored buried treasure, the justice secretary said Friday. Bureau of Corrections...

Carpenter wounded in Oakland school shooting dies

Nov. 18, 2022 20:47 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A carpenter who was among six people shot in September by two gunmen who opened fire inside an Oakland school in a gang-related attack has died, school officials confirmed Friday. David Sakurai, 64, died Thursday at a hospital where he had been since the...

Corruption case announced against jailed Mexican ex-official

Nov. 15, 2022 19:22 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s anti-money-laundering agency said Tuesday it has found evidence of corruption on the part of the country’s former attorney general. Former Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam has been jailed since August on charges he committed abuses during the...

Haitian police briefly lose control of armored car

Nov. 11, 2022 16:55 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Just weeks after the United States and Canada sent a fleet of armored vehicles to Haiti to keep gangs at bay, Haitian police briefly lost control of one of the cars in an incident that left at least two people dead, officials said. The incident speaks...

Key fuel depot in Haiti reopens for 1st time since September

Nov. 08, 2022 18:02 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Dozens of trucks lined up at a main fuel terminal in Haiti’s capital Tuesday to fill up their tanks for the first time since a powerful gang seized control of the area nearly two months ago. The drivers were protected by a heavily armed police convoy...

Haitian gang members charged with missionaries' kidnapping

Nov. 07, 2022 16:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday announced criminal charges against seven Haitian gang leaders for the kidnappings of numerous U.S. citizens, including Christian missionaries and children. The missionaries were part of a group of 16 U.S. citizens, most of...