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Security forces guard streets of vacated buildings in a Honduras slum.

In Honduras, criminal violence has made more than 17,000 people flee their homes in recent years, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, a Switzerland-based group that documents refugees around the globe. Read more»

Mauricio Funes, president of El Salvador, speaks at the United Nations in 2009. Funes initially said the cease-fire between the Mara Salvatrucha and Mara 18 had been brokered by the Catholic Church.

El Salvador's vicious gangs have called a cease-fire, enticed in part by conjugal visits for incarcerated leaders. Salvadorans are skeptical it will last. Read more»

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a man from El Salvador on Tuesday who has affiliations to the Mara Salvatrucha street gang. Read more»

More than 1,800 pounds of marijuana, worth nearly $1 million, was seized by Border Patrol agents Wednesday. Plus other incidents. Read more»

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized 149 bundles of marijuana, weighing 1,935 pounds with a street value of $967,500 on Sunday in an abandoned vehicle west of Tucson.

Border Patrol agents seized nearly a ton of marijuana worth $967,500 from an abandoned vehicle west of Tucson on Sunday. Read more»

A summary of Border Patrol activities in the Tucson Sector over the past few days. Agents arrested 10 criminals who entered the U.S. illegally, seized nearly 2,000 pounds of marijuana, rescued 7 people and found the remains of 2 others. Read more»

A summary of Border Patrol activities in the Tucson Sector over the weekend. Read more»

A suspect under arrest by Mexican police, 2009.

Two of Mexico's gangs have formed a concrete alliance, working together on kidnappings and acts of intimidation and terror. Read more»