The truce between El Salvador's two largest gangs -- the MS-13 and the Barrio 18 -- opens up new possibilities in how to deal with the seemingly intractable issue of street gangs. But it also creates new dangers. InSight Crime's four part special investigation into Central America's most powerful street gangs.
El Salvador News
After a two decade long hiatus, gang truces are back in vogue in the Americas. Very generally, truces usually include negotiations and pacts intended to bring about an end to violence. They are typically brokered... Read more
El Salvador's attorney general has formally accused a leader of the country's notorious Perrones drug trafficking organization of laundering over $3 million, although the country's…
A program to track El Salvador's hundreds of thousands of firearms has established that most come from the United States, suggesting civil war era weapons…
A Salvadoran businessmen with links to the Texis Cartel has once again escaped punishment after his possession of illegal arms case was dismissed on a…
El Salvador Country Profile
El Salvador is a relatively small but growing player in the drug trafficking business, serving as a recipient and storage point along the Pacific Coast, and a bridge via the Pan-American Highway, the Fonseca Gulf, and small roads from Honduras that cut across the relatively unpopulated mountains.