Clampdown: gang members arrested in El Salvador in 2016.
Young people in El Salvador are finding themselves caught up in the war between the gangs and the state.
Violent crime is a vicious cycle.
Attacks can have a serious impact on mental health – and contribute to a disturbing negative cycle.
A Salvadoran man believed to be a member of the MS-13 gang as he is arrested.
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Trump's plans to crack down on immigration could create the same conditions that led to MS-13's birth and expansion.
Hundreds of small-scale miners are scraping out tiny quantities of increasingly precious gold in El Corpus, southern Honduras.
Are high levels of violence and displacement in Central America and Mexico caused by natural resource exploitation?
Violence in El Salvador is not perpetuated by the gangs alone.
El Salvador stands at the centre of the current refugee crisis in Central America. But gang violence is not the only reason why its people are fleeing their country.
A boy contemplates the guns handed in during an amnesty for gang members in Panama City. How do communities respond to violence?
Many communities struggle with crime, violence and abuse, but they are not all the same. Those that look to local expertise for solutions offer hope in a world where success in preventing violence is rare.
These children are just a few of thousands feeling gang violence in central America.
The spectacular arrival of thousands of unaccompanied Central American children at the southern frontier of the US over the last three years has provoked a frenzied response. President Obama calls the…