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The Terrorist Who Worked for the US

Luis Posada Carriles died on May 23, 2018, in his house in Miami. He died an old man, at 92 years of age, and, according to Florida media reports, spent the last...
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El Salvador Ex-President Funes’ Trash Bags Full of Money

El Salvador has not sparked as much attention as its neighbors when it comes to corruption scandals but a catalogue of accusations against former President...
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Latin America Citizens Say They Feel Least Safe for Ninth Year Running

A new report has again ranked Latin America and the Caribbean as the least secure region in the world for the ninth straight year in a row, underscoring the...
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Weekly InSight: US Finances El Salvador Police Implicated in Abuses

In our May 31 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and Managing Editor Josefina Salomón analyzed a recent report that...
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US Funding for Abusive El Salvador Police Casts Doubt on Vetting

A new report says that the United States funded an elite unit of El Salvador’s national police that committed egregious abuses of force including extrajudicial...
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In El Salvador, a Thin Line Between Community Policing and Vigilantism

Authorities in El Salvador are keen to expand a much-praised local policing model believed to have helped two rural communities tackle bloody gang control. But a...
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US Rep. Norma Torres: ‘We Want to Really Understand Who’s Corrupt’

Few have followed the anti-graft fight in Central America’s Northern Triangle region as closely as Guatemala-born US Congresswoman Norma Torres, whose recent...
Guatemala President Jimmy Morales
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US Congress Approves Continued Monitoring of Central America Graft

On May 24, the US House of Representatives approved an amendment to strengthen anti-graft measures in Central America, the latest in a string of political messages...
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How to Leave MS13 Alive

Ernesto Deras cannot explain why he got up from his seat, approached the front of a church in the Panorama City neighborhood of Los Angeles, and started crying...