> We are united with other countries to fight against these criminal gangs that are causing the mourning day by day of Central American families.
Gang members stormed the hospital, armed with rifles. Three security guards and a janitor were among those killed. Bullet holes and bodies in the streets evidence of the brutal attack.>>
The majority of criminal acts are linked to drug trafficking, extortion, gangs, assassination, abduction and the illegal trafficking of firearms.>> Five of the seven suspected gang members have been arrested by police. Patients evacuated from the building as officers searched for more attackers. Guatemala struggles with endemic gang violence, particularly from MS-13 and its rival Calle 18, known for spreading terror across Central America.