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Crime in Latin America
Crime in latin america
ElizaBarclay

Members of the Mara Salvatrucha-18 gang are arrested in Mixco, Guatemala, in September 2005 after fighting between rival gangs in a juvenile prison near Guatemala City left at least 17 inmates dead. Conflicts between gangs in Central America, as well as in Mexico, are a major cause of violence.

In April, Julio Scherer García, founder and editor of Proceso, a respected Mexican magazine, received an extraordinary invitation: Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, co-leader of the violent Sinaloa Federation — arguably Mexico's most powerful drug-trafficking cartel — was offering the veteran journalist an interview. The author of several books on organized crime traveled deep into the northern mountains to the hideout of the feared recluse with a $2-million bounty on his ...

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