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Barrio 18 Wants to Join Possible Talks with El Salvador Govt: Report

Barrio 18 Wants to Join Possible Talks with El Salvador Govt: Report

A second major gang in El Salvador said it hopes to join possible negotiations between the government and the MS13, but its entry into the process may only complicate efforts.

El Salvador Church Offers to Mediate Resolution with Gangs

El Salvador Church Offers to Mediate Resolution with Gangs

In a first, top representatives of El Salvador's powerful and influential Catholic Church have said the Church would be willing to serve as a mediator in an eventual dialogue between the government and the country's gangs.

GameChangers 2016: Red Flags for 2017

GameChangers 2016: Red Flags for 2017

At the end of every year, InSight Crime looks into the crystal ball and predicts what the big criminal risks are likely to be during 2017. These are what we see as the threats facing the Americas in the coming year.

El Salvador Govt Unlikely to Accept MS13 Dialogue Proposal

El Salvador Govt Unlikely to Accept MS13 Dialogue Proposal

Following the proposal by one of El Salvador's main gangs to start a dialogue with the government that could end in the group's dissolution, several political leaders have expressed resistance to the offer.

MS13 Seeks Dialogue with El Salvador Government

MS13 Seeks Dialogue with El Salvador Government

The MS13 has called for negotiations with the government, which could include the dismantling of the gang, implying a drastic change in posture since four years ago when the gang's national leadership refused to enter a dialogue about its possible dissolution.