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

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...

Why is El Salvador so dangerous? 4 essential reads

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

Trump asked to renew program for Salvadoran and Honduran migrants

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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...

Four Central American cities among the most violent

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Northern Triangle: A Never-Ending Crisis?

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

Research Sheds Light on Obstacles to Leaving El Salvador Gangs

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

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The Extraordinary Hell Of El Salvador’s Gang Prisons

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

7 Things Donald Trump Gets Wrong about MS13

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

Surge in US immigration comes from Northern Triangle

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

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El Salvador Death Squad Cases Go International

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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: Gang violence increases

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Central America Officials Raise Alert Over Cross-border Gang Movements

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US Treasury Blacklists MS13 Leaders

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

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

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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...

Tensions Rise over Dissident MS13 Faction in El Salvador

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

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El Salvador, World’s New Murder Capital

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Central America fears for US remittances as deportations loom

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

El Salvador Youths Choose Fighting Fires Over Gang Life: Report

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

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 to Extend ‘Extraordinary’ Anti-Gang Measures until 2018

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

Official Data Suggests El Salvador Police Kill with Impunity

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

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

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

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...

Stolen Guns Fuel El Salvador Black Market for Arms

Q24N - Insightcrime.org - More than four guns were stolen every day in El...

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