Seven gang members were each condemned to 390 years in prison for the murder of eleven people in El Salvador -- a symbolic judgement involving a massacre that was instrumental in the introduction of tough anti-gang measures by the government.
Authorities in El Salvador arrested a fugitive crime boss who had escaped from a Guatemala prison two weeks earlier, with officials from both countries crediting bilateral security cooperation for the recapture of the infamous "La Patrona."
Police chiefs from three different US counties impacted by the MS13 street gang spoke out about policies adopted by President Donald Trump's administration during a Senate hearing on May 24. All agreed that the policies will have a negative impact on the fight against the Mara Salvatrucha.
A newly released annual report on global internal displacement again highlights how crime and violence contribute to displacement and migration in Latin America, with Colombia ranking as the country with the largest share of the world's internally displaced.