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Mexican border cities hit by burning vehicles, blockades

Aug. 13, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican border cities of Tijuana and Mexicali along with Rosarito and Ensenada were hit by gang violence that included vehicles being set ablaze and road blockades. The U.S. Consulate in Tijuana instructed its employees “to shelter in place until...

Gang violence leaves 11 dead in Mexican border city

Aug. 12, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A gang riot inside a border prison that left two inmates dead quickly spread to the streets of Ciudad Juarez where alleged gang members killed nine more people, including four employees of a radio station, security officials said Friday. The surge in violence...

Atlanta rapper Young Thug faces new charges in RICO case

Aug. 10, 2022 23:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Young Thug, who’s accused of conspiracy to violate Georgia’s RICO Act and participation in a criminal street gang, is facing six new felony charges along with four others linked to the case. A new indictment was filed in Fulton County Superior...

School dean who shot student pleads guilty to federal charge

Aug. 10, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston high school dean already in prison for shooting a student he recruited to deal drugs has pleaded guilty to a federal gang-related charge. Shaun Harrison, 63, who was known by students at The English High School as “Rev,” pleaded guilty in Boston...

Official: Gang kills, burns former Haitian senator, nephew

Aug. 07, 2022 09:45 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A former senator who worked for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor was killed in an upscale neighborhood near Haiti's capital and his body set on fire along with his nephew, Government Commissioner Jacques Lafontant told The Associated Press on Sunday. ...

Anger, clashes in South Africa following gang rape arrests

Aug. 04, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

KRUGERSDORP, South Africa (AP) — Protesters in the South African city of Krugersdorp beat suspected illegal miners with sticks and set fire to their camps Thursday following the arrests of more than 80 men, some thought to be miners, in connection with the gang rapes of eight women last week. ...

Man involved in shootout that injured 9 gets 14 years

Aug. 02, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Another person involved in a gang shootout in a residential neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island, last year that resulted in injuries to nine people has been sent to prison, state Attorney General Peter Neronha said Thursday. Ricardo Cosme Tejada, 21,...

Salvadoran Archbishop praises government crackdown on gangs

Jul. 31, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The Roman Catholic archbishop of San Salvador said Sunday that most people support a months-long state of emergency that has rounded of tens of thousands of suspects in a crackdown on violent street gangs. While critics say the campaign has...

Haiti gang wars intensify as armed men set church on fire

Jul. 27, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Heavy gunfire echoed throughout downtown Port-au-Prince on Wednesday as suspected gang members set a church on fire and tried to kill their opponents in a bid to gain control over more territory. The intense fighting erupted just blocks from the...

Prosecutor accuses gang of setting Haiti courthouse on fire

Jul. 26, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Suspected gang members set fire to a courthouse near Haiti’s capital early Tuesday in the most recent incident targeting the country’s crumbling judicial system. Roosevelt Zamor, prosecutor for the Croix-des-Bouquets region, told The Associated...