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6 Reasons Why the US Charged MS13 Leaders with Terrorism

The US government’s terrorism case against the MS13 opens a new frontier in fighting international street...
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El Salvador Protects Accounts of Suspected Money Launderers

The head of El Salvador’s financial regulatory agency has instructed banks not to close the accounts of suspected or formally accused money launderers, the latest...
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GameChangers 2020: The Resurgence of the Central American Cocaine Highway

A rush of drug plane traffic from South America, coupled with traffickers smuggling large cocaine shipments after coronavirus border restrictions eased, led to a...
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GameChangers 2020: Conflicting US Approach to Latin America Organized Crime

President-elect Joe Biden has a chance to reset the table on US-Latin American relations, but the Donald Trump administration’s schizophrenic, transactional...
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GameChangers 2020:  How Organized Crime Survived the Pandemic

Welcome to InSight Crime’s Criminal GameChangers 2020, where we highlight the most important trends in organized crime in the Americas over the course of...
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MS13 Infiltrates Local Government in El Salvador Once Again

A recent police raid in the eastern part of El Salvador, in which a mayor and several municipal and judicial officials were arrested, is the most recent example of...
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Charges Point to El Salvador Police Chief’s History of Obstructing Justice

As El Salvador battles widespread allegations of fraud during the coronavirus pandemic, its most senior police official is now accused of helping to cover up...
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El Salvador Overspent on Hotels Used for Coronavirus Quarantine

Hotels seized from accused Salvadoran drug kingpin Chepe Diablo were awarded lucrative government contracts to serve as quarantine centers, according to an audit...
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With Pandemic Raids, Bukele Government Faces Major Investigation in El Salvador

El Salvador authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the government’s coronavirus pandemic spending, marking the severest legal action to date...