Violent South American gang in US represents moral misconception

Violent South American gang in US represents moral misconception


Human trafficking, extortion, murder – these are some of the crimes associated with Tren de Aragua, a transnational criminal organization that torments the likes of Venezuela, Colombia, and Chile.

You can add the United States to that list. 

CNN reported on Sunday morning that federal officials say this violent criminal organization has entered the United States. That illegal immigrant who shot two police officers in New York City about a week ago has tattoos associated with the gang.

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Tren de Aragua is “the most disruptive criminal organization operating nowadays in Latin America,” according to Oscar Naranjo, a former chief of the Colombian National Police. 

The U.S. State Department 2023 Trafficking in Persons Report for Colombia says that Tren de Aragua and a rival criminal gang

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