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El Salvador Congress Makes ‘Extraordinary’ Prison Measures Permanent

El Salvador's Congress passed a bill that makes permanent a previously temporary tightening of security measures in prisons, cementing a policy that has been...
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A Former El Salvador President Tells How He Robbed the State

When former El Salvador President Antonio Saca began to declare himself as the author of one of the most well-known robberies in the country’s history, he knew...
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Members of US Congress Ask for Sanctions Against LatAm Elites

A bipartisan group of members of the US Congress have asked President Donald Trump to investigate and sanction six individuals who have been accused of corruption...
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Corruption Networks Obstruct El Salvador Supreme Court Selection

Five judges, one-third of El Salvador’s Supreme Court, finished their nine-year term on July 15. But the selection process for their replacements has not been...
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US State Dept to Create Central America Corruption ‘Blacklist’

On July 26, the US House and Senate approved a bill that will require the Secretary of State to share the identities of government officials in Central America’s...
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Guatemala Self-Defense Groups Reminder of Security Concerns

Authorities in Guatemala fear that self-defense groups operating in response to a lack of state presence may turn into criminal organizations engaged in illicit...
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Nicaragua Anti-Terrorism Law Could Criminalize Opposition

Lawmakers in Nicaragua recently approved an anti-terrorism law that many fear will be used to criminalize the opposition amid a deepening political crisis, a tactic...
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El Salvador Citizen Security Plan Struggling to Reduce Insecurity

Three years after the launch of a much-touted citizen security initiative in El Salvador, officials say the program has helped significantly reduce crime and...
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El Salvador Gangs Influence Local Politics in the Capital: Report

Electoral pacts between politicians of all stripes and gangs in El Salvador are no longer surprising, but a new investigation has revealed the extent of these...