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El Salvador AG’s Office Escalates Efforts Against Corruption

An investigation in El Salvador has uncovered links between former members of the Attorney General’s office and the government of ex-President Mauricio Funes,...
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El Salvador’s Jailed Gang Mediator: ‘I feel defrauded’

The former leftist guerrilla and ex-congressman Raúl Mijango is jailed and facing 20 years in prison for extortion -- one of two crimes derived from his role in...
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What’s Behind El Salvador’s Recent Drop in Homicides?

In September, homicides in El Salvador declined to levels that the Central American nation hasn’t seen since a truce was agreed upon between the country's two...
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Despite Confession, Former El Salvador President’s Sentencing Is Bittersweet

An ex-president in El Salvador has become the first former head of state in the country to confess to corruption and later receive prison time for it, but the light...
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5 Ways the MS13 Launders Money

A number of recent operations have revealed that the MS13 has developed a financial structure that’s helped them increase their income. But how does the gang...
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Nicaragua Becoming Regional Safe Haven for LatAm Fugitives

The recent granting of political asylum in Nicaragua to a fugitive from Guatemala is the latest sign that the Central American nation is becoming a regional safe...
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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...