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...

Why is El Salvador so dangerous? 4 essential reads

The Department of Homeland Security has confirmed that it will eliminate the Temporary Protected...

In El Salvador Gangs, Not Government ‘Rule’ the Country, Citizens Say

(Insightcrime.org) Respondents to a recent survey in El Salvador were far more likely to...

El Salvador: Extortion hits small business owners hard

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Salvadoran micro-entrepreneurs are overwhelmed by gangs’ constant extortion demands. Seventy-nine...

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...

Life Inside The Prison That Guards Are Too Afraid To Enter Is Truly Terrifying

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

The Extraordinary Hell Of El Salvador’s Gang Prisons

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

Four Central American cities among the most violent

San Salvador and San Pedro Sula have improved, although they remain among the most...

Northern Triangle: A Never-Ending Crisis?

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

Trump asked to renew program for Salvadoran and Honduran migrants

Democrats and activists are calling on the Trump administration to renew immigration permits for hundreds...

Central America Officials Raise Alert Over Cross-border Gang Movements

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

El Salvador Court Rejects Appeal of Woman Serving 30 Years for Stillborn Baby

El Salvador has one of the world’s toughest abortion laws. The court has upheld...

2 Divergent Views on El Salvador Gang Truce, 1 Sad Conclusion

Two wildly divergent views of what is happening with the truce between El Salvador's...

Surge in US immigration comes from Northern Triangle

The number of immigrants in the United States from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras...

7 Things Donald Trump Gets Wrong about MS13

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

US Treasury Blacklists MS13 Leaders

The latest designations bring the number of El Salvadoran gang members blacklisted by the...

El Salvador: Gang violence increases

A month after the end of their two-year truce, gangs have reorganized themselves in...

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...

El Salvador Death Squad Cases Go International

(Insightcrime) A new report from two local Salvadoran rights groups has provided further evidence...

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...

Half the Illegal Weapons in El Salvador Come from US: Official

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS - According to a US official, around half of the illegal...

Tensions Rise over Dissident MS13 Faction in El Salvador

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

Central America fears for US remittances as deportations loom

(AFP) San Isidro, El Salvador: Uncertainty and fear are rising in Central American countries...

Official Data Suggests El Salvador Police Kill with Impunity

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

El Salvador, World’s New Murder Capital

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

El Salvador Gangs Call on New Government to Revive Truce

El Salvador's principal gangs -- among them the Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18 --...

El Salvador Youths Choose Fighting Fires Over Gang Life: Report

(Q24N) A Wall Street Journal report documents how youths in El Salvador are choosing...

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...

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....

El Salvador Homicides Skyrocket After Gang Truce Unravels

CENTRAL AMERIA NEWS (InsightCrime.org) Following the collapse of a controversial gang truce, El Salvador...

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

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

Amid Elite Crime Scandals, Central America Continues Anti-Gang Focus

QCostarica via InsightCrime - Authorities in Central America have arrested hundreds of suspected gang...

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