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Thursday 20 July 2017

El Salvador Cracks Down on Death Squads From Police, Military

(Q24N) El Salvador's authorities dismantled criminal “death squads” led by military and police members in the eastern part...

Barrio 18 Extortion Scheme Casts Doubt on El Salvador Govt Security Narrative

(Q24N) Insightcrime.org - The Barrio 18 gang in El Salvador allegedly engaged in large-scale extortion of a community...

Survivors of the El Mozote Massacre Have New Hopes for Justice in El Salvador

EL MOZOTE, El Salvador (IPS) - Except for a house with its walls riddled with holes made by...

Northern Triangle: A Never-Ending Crisis?

(Q24N) For years, the set of countries known as the Northern Triangle –Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras– has...

Tensions Rise over Dissident MS13 Faction in El Salvador

Q24N via Insightcrime.org - A breakaway faction of El Salvador's MS13 gang has reportedly been the source of...

7 Things Donald Trump Gets Wrong about MS13

Q24N (Insightcrime.org) US President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions launched a rhetorical campaign this week against...

Research Sheds Light on Obstacles to Leaving El Salvador Gangs

Q24N (Insightcrime.org) A recent study of El Salvador's gang phenomenon has shown that, while it is possible for...

Why Salvadorian Teens Join Brutal Gangs and How Courts Makes Things Worse

Q24N - There were 30 murders in El Salvador on March 15 in El Salvador. Just on March...

El Salvador’s ‘Black Widows’ and the Growing Sophistication of the MS13

Q24N (Insightcrime.org) Authorities in El Salvador dismantled a MS13 network allegedly dedicated to forcing women into marriages before...

El Salvador to Extend ‘Extraordinary’ Anti-Gang Measures until 2018

Q24N (InSight Crime) Officials in El Salvador agreed to extend "extraordinary measures" to fight organized crime despite doubts...

540 Children were Murdered Last Year in El Salvador: Report

Q24N (via Insightcrime.org) A recent police report in El Salvador shows that an average of 1.5 children were...

San Salvador’s Controversial “Millenial Mayor” Wages War Against The Press

(Q24N) Nayib Bukele is the mayor of San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador. He won the position in...

El Salvador Records A Day Without Homicides in 2 Years

Q24N / NBC News - El Salvador, one of the world's more dangerous countries, has recorded a rare...

The Extraordinary Hell Of El Salvador’s Gang Prisons

(Q24N,  via Insightcrime.org) A plague of fungal skin diseases, untreated deadly infections, constant threats of tuberculosis epidemics, people...

The Bus Route That Institutionalized Extortion in El Salvador

Q24N - In El Salvador, extortion demanded by gangs has become so normalized that there is a bus...

Stolen Guns Fuel El Salvador Black Market for Arms

Q24N - Insightcrime.org - More than four guns were stolen every day in El Salvador over the last...

Alleged MS13 Members in El Salvador Caught Selling Illicit Horse Meat

Q24N NEWS (Insightcrime.org)  Authorities in El Salvador have arrested 39 alleged members of the MS13 for planning to...

El Salvador Arrests Ex-President Elías Saca over Money Laundering Charges

(Q24N) Ex-President of El Salvador Elias Antonio Saca (2004-2009) was arrested during the wedding of his oldest son...

Government of El Salvador Has Run Out of Money

Q24N - A state of emergency has been declared and pressure has been put on the Assembly to...

Official Data Suggests El Salvador Police Kill with Impunity

Q24N (Insightcrime.org) - El Salvador's armed forces and the National Civil Police (PNC) are killing alleged gang members...

El Salvador: Warning of Imperial Offensive in Latin America

(Prensa Latina) The ambassador of Nicaragua, Gilda Bolt, the Venezuelan diplomat Antonio Núñez and Cuban analyst Roberto Regalado,...

El Salvador Ex-President Leaves Country Amid Corruption Probe

Former President Mauricio Funes has reportedly left El Salvador on business as authorities raid properties in search for...

How to Solve El Salvador’s Security Crisis? A Modest Proposal

(Q24N) El Salvador is the most violent peacetime nation in the world, seemingly stuck in a perpetual cycle...

El Salvador: Inside The Prison That Guards Are Too Afraid To Enter

The Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, is arguably the most notorious street gang in the Western Hemisphere. They are...

El Salvador Minimum Wage Increase of 15%

(Q24N) The increase will be staggered: 5% from June 1, 2016, 5% from June 1 2017, and 5%...

Central America Officials Raise Alert Over Cross-border Gang Movements

(Q24N) El Salvador officials have warned of gang members fleeing into neighboring countries to escape the pressure of...

He Survived 2 Murder Attempts in One Day

(Q24N) TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Two days in a hospital bed, recovering from painful gunshot wounds in either leg,...

Government and Gangs Claim Credit for Sharp Drop in El Salvador Murders

Q24N - El Salvador's government has claimed credit for a dramatic drop in homicides last month, but the...

State of Emergency Declared in El Salvador

Q24N (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren declared the national state of emergency Thursday, because of the...

El Salvador Decrees Emergency in 7 Prisons, Targets Gang Leaders

Q24N (AP) El Salvador authorities declared a state of emergency Tuesday at seven prisons and transferred 299 high-ranking...

El Salvador, World’s New Murder Capital

(Q24N) Social violence. War. Last year, 6,657 murders. Between January 1 and February 21 of this year, 1,622...

In World’s Most Violent Country, 30 New Firearms Registered Daily

(Q24N) Between 2010 and 2015, Salvadorans were registering firearms at a rate of 11,000 per year. This suggests...

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Elena Correa Officially Crowned Miss Costa Rica 2017

"I am proud to be her boyfriend," were the words of businessman Carlos Rodriguez on Elena Correa who was officially crowned Miss Costa Rica...

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  Low cost carriers (LCCs) airlines are finally starting to penetrate the intra-Central America market, driven primarily by the launch of the region’s first local...

Costa Rica Credit Card Debt Up 21%

Between April 2016 and April 2017, the balance of credit card debt in Costa Rica grew by 21%, equivalent to 3.7% of GDP, says...

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The parcel forwarding companies JetBox, Box Correos and Aeropost reported increases of between 12% and 35% in the number of packages shipped in the...

Big Game Today, Costa Rica Vs. Panama

CONCACAF Gold Cup action continues today, Wednesday, July 19,  as Costa Rica faces Panama in quarterfinal action. The game is being played at the  Lincoln...

EU Enhances Partnership With Costa Rica

Today, on the first-ever official visit of any European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development (ICD) to Costa Rica, the current Commissioner Neven Mimica...

Would impeaching Trump restore the rule of law? Lessons from Latin America

Some Americans and members of Congress have called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. What happens after a president is impeached? The vice president would...

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Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

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