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Summit seeks to stop spread of gangs

Los Angeles’ pervasive and violent street gangs were once seen as a local problem and not part of an international criminal web, even though gangs such as MS-13 and 18th Street were oozing across borders into Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. A three-day summit beginning Wednesday in Los Angeles will reflect a new emphasis on international cooperation in fighting gangs. Top officials from several Central American and local U.S. police departments, along with the FBI, will focus on sharing information to stop gang members from bringing weapons, criminal plots, and rivalries across borders. Full Story

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