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2009-01-29 15:26:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Hosted by investigative journalist Ross Kemp, GANG NATION explores the mysterious and brutal existence of some of the world's most notorious gangs.

2006-07-12 19:14:08

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Police swooped on an ultra-violent street gang in one of its strongholds outside El Salvador's capital on Wednesday, arresting 195 suspected members, authorities said.

2006-06-14 15:17:05

HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. customs officials arrested more than 2,000 illegal immigrants, gang members and other fugitives in a nationwide sweep, the head of the U.S. Immigration and Customer Enforcement agency said on Wednesday.

2006-04-04 18:56:58

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Reuters) - Central American governments could wipe out violent street gangs in two months by treating them like opponents in a war, El Salvador's police chief said on Tuesday.

2006-02-20 21:01:57

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - Unidentified killers shot dead a gang member and attached a note to his corpse criticizing talks planned between Honduras' government and two ultra-violent gangs terrorizing the country.

2006-02-06 22:09:06

By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - Violent street gangs terrorizing Honduras will talk to the new government about ending years of bloodshed, but first want random arrests of tattooed suspects to end, a mediator said on Monday.

2006-01-23 08:57:11

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Bodies dumped in vacant lots, shot through the head, hands and feet tied. Victims beheaded, strangled, clubbed, hacked with machetes. Torture marks. Hand-written notes pinned to corpses.

2006-01-05 21:56:57

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - A gun battle between inmates at a prison in Honduras left 13 prisoners deadon Thursday, the latest lethal incident in the Central American country's notorious penal system, an official said.

2006-01-05 19:00:17

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - At least 13 people were killed on Thursday in a clash between inmates at a prison in Honduras, the latest deadly incident in the Central American country's notorious penal system, an official said.

2005-10-11 07:26:58

By Alistair Bell ESCUINTLA, Guatemala (Reuters) - In Guatemala's Escuintla prison, known by inmates as "The Hole," old metal beds with dirty, sagging mattresses sit in a dormitory with damp running down the walls. And that's the guards' quarters.

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