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Police Again at Center of Latest Death Squad Uncovered in El Salvador

A hit squad in El Salvador that included police officers, including some from elite units, gunned down dozens of people, underscoring how nearly 30 years after the...
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El Salvador’s Nayib Bukele Tainted by Money Laundering Allegations

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele is at the center of a complex web of financial transactions, which show he received millions of dollars from a subsidiary of...
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El Salvador’s Peaceful Month Not Due to Bukele Security Plan

Despite being one of the world’s most violent countries, El Salvador enjoyed one of its most peaceful months in years in July, but President Nayib Bukele may be...
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El Salvador to Omit Key Data From Official Homicide Tally

The government of El Salvador says that homicide data will only include “social violence” and not instances involving confrontations with security forces, a...
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El Salvador Inmates Defy Phone Ban With Toilet Paper, Toothpaste

A government crackdown on phone use in prisons has led inmates in El Salvador to adopt desperate measures to communicate with the outside world, including using...
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El Salvador Gangs Use Hospital Staff to Pass On Criminal Orders

A network of corrupt hospital officials is allegedly helping imprisoned gang members communicate attack orders to other associates, in just the latest state...
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El Salvador Flirts with ‘Mano Dura’ Security Policies Again

The new administration of El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has already shown that it will adopt hardline measures to combat the MS13 and Barrio 18 street gangs --...
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El Salvador’s MS13: ‘We Trust in God and Nayib Bukele’

The online magazine Revista Factum interviewed a spokesperson for the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) who spoke on behalf of the entire gang. In this...
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MS13 Grows Extortion Empire Through Honduras Mototaxi Fleet

The MS13 in Honduras has gone from shaking down motorcycle taxi drivers to owning fleets of the bikes and controlling the organizations that license them, showing...