Local gangs known as combos made up of reguetoneros (“reggaeton fans”) in their late teens and early 20s haunt the subway stations of Mexico City. Most combos are guilty of general rowdiness and huffing chemicals in public, like American greasers and...
My cousin killed people. At least, that’s what I’m told. I never met Joseph McDonald, but word is he preferred using a handgun. He liked to get in real close so that the soon-to-be deceased could figure out what was coming. His intense, bald visage...
This week, we met back up with Clayton Patterson to continue his grand tour of the Lower East Side and a lesson in gang history with his long time friend, Jose "Cochise" Quiles.
Wheelying across town pissing off the cops.
It involves being surrounded by people who are determined to kill each other and trying to persuade them not to.
While Mexico fights a war against the drug cartels that control much of its northern border, a lesser-known struggle is talking place in Guatemala, its neighbor to the south.
These kids were all busy getting on with their day-to-day trade of shooting each other and supplying the city’s junkies with regular supplies of crack and heroin.
In a spasm of true British ingenuity, teenage gangs in Barnsley have been stealing, then setting fire to plastic wheelie bins.
This is worth getting if only for the way you can drive around London for more than five minutes without being stuck in a traffic jam.