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...

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...

US Govt Financed El Salvador Police Units Accused of Illegal Execution – Reports

The United States government has provided millions of dollars as well as weapons to...

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, Taiwan Break Ties, Further Isolating Asian Isle

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Taiwan says it is breaking off diplomatic ties with El Salvador because...

Vegetable Gardens Ease Poverty in El Salvador

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

El Salvador, World’s New Murder Capital

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

El Salvador Decrees Emergency in 7 Prisons, Targets Gang Leaders

Q24N (AP) El Salvador authorities declared a state of emergency Tuesday at seven prisons...

Women Inmates Sow Hope in Prisons in El Salvador

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

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...

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

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

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

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

Official Data Suggests El Salvador Police Kill with Impunity

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

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...

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...

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...

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: Warning of Imperial Offensive in Latin America

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

The Bus Route That Institutionalized Extortion in El Salvador

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

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...

Central American Northern Tier countries combat drug labs

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

Four Central American cities among the most violent

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

El Salvador: Authorities seek to eradicate drug use in schools

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

Stolen Guns Fuel El Salvador Black Market for Arms

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

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...

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...

El Salvador Rejects Measure against Cuban Embassy

The Salvadorian Coordinating Committee of Solidarity for Cuba repudiates what it considered an aggression...

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...

El Salvador Youths Choose Fighting Fires Over Gang Life: Report

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

El Salvador Minimum Wage Increase of 15%

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

Salvadorians Demand Trial Against Former President Flores

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

El Salvador Medical Tourism Up 8%

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS - In 2014 the medical tourism industry in El Salvador generated...

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