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Trump Doubles Down on Inaccurate Link Between MS13, Immigration

US President Donald Trump is doubling down on his administration’s rhetorical campaign against the MS13 as a way to promote tougher immigration laws...

MS13 Leader’s Relatives Swept Up in El Salvador Anti-Drug Operation

Relatives of a prominent MS13 leader in El Salvador were arrested on allegations that they received drug shipments originating in Colombia for distribution in local Salvadoran...

Arrest of Colonel With MS13 Ties Reveals Sophisticated Gang Tactics

The recent arrest of a Guatemalan army colonel for allegedly laundering money for the MS13 shows gangs are growing more sophisticated in their operations and ties to security...

The Role of Music in the MS13

The Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) murders people, assaults people, takes over neighborhoods ... and makes...

MS13 Is a Street Gang, Not a Drug Cartel — and the Difference Matters

President Donald Trump cites the MS13 to justify his administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration from Latin America. There’s a problem here -- and it’s not just the...

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