The murder rate is the highest since 1997, when 761 people were killed.
North Carolina teen Wildin Acosta is threatened with deportation after fleeing Honduras under threat of death for his religious commitment.
Ambrosio Soto was the leader of a town known for drug trafficking in Guerrero state.
For nearly the last half-century, a group of California surfers known as the Bay Boys have jealously protected access to the waves of Lunada Bay with verbal abuse, threats and vandalism, sometimes resorting to violence.
Territory battles between gangs over new customers attracted by cheap heroin have resulted in terrible consequences for those caught in the crossfire.
Enrique Pena Nieto to also send a bill to congress to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.
Gangs are preying on the children of Nepalese refugees, it has been reported.
Did Dublin gangsters try to fool police by pretending to kill in the name of a united Ireland?
The 'Irish Independent' used its front page to stand up to threats from organized gangs.
Local politician says that tackling the spiral of addiction is also crucial
The shooting occurred on Sunday at a coming-of-age celebration in the southern state.
The little boy was targeted because of his father's activities, authorities believe.
Of the 10 biggest U.S. cities, only Philadelphia's murder rate outstrips Chicago's.
Instead of outrage, the incident sparked curiosity. Is that because the bikers were white?
While split on strategy, gang members say that the city's protests are a response to years of unprovoked police violence.
Russian, Chinese and Georgian gangs, as well as the Italian mafia, are now pumping billions into legal businesses