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81 Honduras Police Officers Allegedly Worked for  MS13 Gang

81 Honduras Police Officers Allegedly Worked for MS13 Gang

An internal investigation alleges that 81 police officers in Honduras, including high-ranking officials, have been working for an MS13 gang leader and participated in horrific crime sprees that include the massacre of 12 people at a pool hall.

Report Describes Shifting Patterns of Violence in El Salvador

Report Describes Shifting Patterns of Violence in El Salvador

A new report describes recent shifts in the characteristics of violence in El Salvador, and it offers recommendations for how to deal with these developments, focusing particularly on the need to tailor violence reduction and prevention strategies to specific local conditions.

El Salvador Chips Away at Very High Homicide Rate

El Salvador Chips Away at Very High Homicide Rate

The homicide rate in El Salvador showed improvement in the first half of September, continuing a steady decline in violent deaths seen over the past six months, though the country still has a long way to go to achieve murder rates in line with international norms.

Spain Arrest of Barrio 18 Leader Signals Gang's European Expansion

Spain Arrest of Barrio 18 Leader Signals Gang's European Expansion

Spanish police have arrested an alleged leader of the Barrio 18 gang, a further indication that Central America's street gangs are seeking to expand their presence in Europe.

El Salvador Gangs Wielding More Weapons of War

El Salvador Gangs Wielding More Weapons of War

The government of El Salvador's militarized campaign against the country's street gangs has been met by an increasingly heavily armed reaction. El Faro's investigation indicates that the gangs' growing use of assault rifles is an echo of the civil war that ended almost 25 years ago.