The Bus Route That Institutionalized Extortion in El Salvador

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

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: Youth dodge crime by playing soccer

Scores of boys have turned their backs on crime and gangs thanks to a...

Four Central American cities among the most violent

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

Surge in US immigration comes from Northern Triangle

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

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...

US Treasury Blacklists MS13 Leaders

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

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...

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...

He Survived 2 Murder Attempts in One Day

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

The Extraordinary Hell Of El Salvador’s Gang Prisons

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

Salvadorans Celebrate FMLN Victory in Elections

El Salvador - Salvadoran took the streets today to celebrate the victory of the...

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...

‘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...

El Salvador: Construction Still Suffocated by Paperwork

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS - The ineffectiveness of the law streamlining procedures for construction, approved...

Vegetable Gardens Ease Poverty in El Salvador

EL CARMEN, El Salvador (IPS) - Vegetable growing is flourishing in Cuscatlán, the smallest...

Stolen Guns Fuel El Salvador Black Market for Arms

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

New Woman City Inaugurated in El Salvador

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

El Salvadoran Woman Denied Pardon in 30-Year Sentence for Miscarriage

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS (Fusion.net) What was expected to be a rubber-stamp vote of approval...

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

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

El Salvador Minimum Wage Increase of 15%

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

Tensions Rise over Dissident MS13 Faction in El Salvador

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

El Salvador Homicides Skyrocket After Gang Truce Unravels

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

The Stalled Money Laundering Case against El Salvador’s ‘Chepe Diablo’

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS (InsightCrime.org) -- The financial records and bank accounts of Texis Cartel...

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

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

El Salvador: Confession Reveals Drug Kingpin’s Fruit Vendor Origins

El Salvador authorities disclosed new details about the rise of a drug boss accused...

El Salvador Youths Choose Fighting Fires Over Gang Life: Report

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

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...

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...

Women Inmates Sow Hope in Prisons in El Salvador

Q24N - IZALCO, El Salvador (IPS) - Doris Zabala squats down in the field...

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