El Salvador Joins SOUTHCOM Radar System to Combat Drug Trafficking

(Q24N) To improve the exchange of information that facilitates aerial counter-narcotics operations, El Salvador integrated its air traffic...

Salvadorians Demand Trial Against Former President Flores

CENTRAL AMERICA - Salvadorian social organizations are demanding that former President Francisco Flores (1999-2004) faces trial and a...

Legal Vacuum Fuels Conflicts Over Water in El Salvador

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS (IPS) --TACUBA, El Salvador: Rural communities and social organisations in El Salvador agree that the...

El Salvador Gangs Call on New Government to Revive Truce

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

Unstoppable Smuggling in the Northern Triangle

Guatemalan businessmen are demanding stricter laws to combat the illegal entry of goods from Mexico, which are now...

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...

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

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

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...

El Salvador Approves Law Against Extortion

The Legislature has passed a law authorizing the Attorney General to carry out investigations on its own initiative,...

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 two foremost gangs converge...

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 believe that gangs --...

El Salvador: Youth dodge crime by playing soccer

Scores of boys have turned their backs on crime and gangs thanks to a sports initiative that hones...

‘3 to 4’ Gun Battles a Day: El Salvador Police Chief

(Q24N) El Salvador police reported that there have been close to 100 gun battles between security forces and...

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...

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...

El Salvador Homicides Skyrocket After Gang Truce Unravels

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

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...

New Woman City Inaugurated in El Salvador

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of El Salvador, Oscar Ortiz, opened today a Woman City...

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...

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,...

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: Authorities seek to eradicate drug use in schools

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Preventing drug use at an early age is the goal of the Drug...

El Salvador Ex-President To Trial On Corruption Charges

Q24N - Former El Salvador President Francisco Flores has been ordered to stand trial on corruption charges, adding...

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 Western Hemisphere and is...

Central American Northern Tier countries combat drug labs

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS - Authorities in Central America’s Northern Tier are executing a complex joint strategy to dismantle...

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...

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...

Amid escalating violence, El Salvador’s young people are struggling to build a future

In a quiet side street of one of San Salvador’s infamous northern districts, lies a small community centre....

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...

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...

NO to New Industrial Policy in El Salvador

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS -- According to entrepreneurs the government's proposal for the development of the manufacturing sector does...

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...

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Costa Rica Notaries Cannot Marry Same-Sex Couples

Despite a resolution of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that guarantees same-sex marriages in Costa Rica, the first gay couple to have tied...

Mother Abandons Newborn, Says In Note “God Will Forgive Me”

A newborn was abandoned on Friday morning inside the Catedral de Cartago, found by a sacristan, the person in charge of the church, inside...

Deal Between Ultra-Low-Cost Carriers Volaris and Frontier Will Mean More Destinations

Frontier Airlines could soon be landing in more destinations in Mexico and Central America. The ultra-low-fare Frontier and Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico,...

Costa Rica Owned US Brewer Gets New CEO

Think of Labatt's Blue and you immediately think of Canada and hockey. But did you know, at least in the United States, the Labbat...

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Costa Rica said it is "more complete" after recovering nearly 200 pre-Columbian artifacts from Venezuela, where they had been amassed by a wealthy Estonian...

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Fitch Ratings revised the rating of the Costa Rican economy from stable to negative, according to a press release issued by the rating agency. The...

Electronic Payment System For Public Transport Will Be Universal

The universal electronic payment system for bus fares will have to wait until 2019, as transport authorities continue with their plan to make travel...

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American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

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QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

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As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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It's almost four years since the Ruta 27 (San José - Caldera) was opened and today is still "not completed", missing are the final...

Why Is Obama Fixated on Costa Rica?

By Nikolas Kozloff, HuffingtonPost - For many in the United States, Costa Rica is a land of exotic beauty and natural rainforests. The small...

Adults and Children With Disabilities Receive Wheelchairs in Costa Rica

Jose Leon has spent most of his recent days sitting in a rocking chair on the porch. The 80-year-old suffered a stroke five years...

Missing Woman Found and Taken to Hospital

The American woman who was missing since Wednesday, December 18, has been found and taken to the hospital in Nicoya. Glenda Gully, age 51, was...

OPINION: We Need To Give Our Police Proper Vehicles To Do Their Job

QOPINION - The government of Costa Rica has invested (spent) millions on police cars like the Toyota Rav-4, Land Cruiser and Hilux to patrol...