¿Más violencia devolverá la paz a El Salvador?
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El Salvador Must ‘Bleed More’ to Force Reckoning: Barrio 18 Member

Powerful statements made by a member of one of El Salvador’s most notorious gangs to the New York Times illustrate the group’s violent...
Nearly half of Salvadorans believe gangs rule the country
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El Salvador Citizens Say Gangs, Not Government ‘Rule’ the Country

Respondents to a recent survey in El Salvador were far more likely to believe that gangs -- not government officials -- "rule" the country, underscoring how the...
People displaying Salvadoran flags (Credit: Salvador Meléndez/Revista Factum)
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5 Ways Ending TPS Could Impact Central America Security

The administration of US President Donald Trump has announced that it plans to end to a migration policy known as Temporary Protected Status for 2,500 Nicaraguans,...
Grafitti in El Salvador
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Weekly InSight: Special Investigation of Gangs and Municipal Power in Apopa, El Salvador

In our November 2 Facebook Live session, senior investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and senior editor Mike LaSusa spoke about InSight Crime's new investigation of...
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Symbiosis: Gangs and Municipal Power in Apopa, El Salvador

Stories such as that of the former mayor of the El Salvador municipality of Apopa, José Elías Hernández, or "Old Timer" as the gangs knew him, are increasingly...
El Salvador Police Chief Howard Cotto warns of gangs' infiltration of local politics
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El Salvador Police Chief Warns of Gang Infiltration in Municipal Elections

El Salvador Police Chief Howard Cotto warned that gangs plan to infiltrate local politics by involving themselves in municipal elections, echoing the findings of...
A former Barrio 18 gang member
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Why It’s So Hard to Leave El Salvador’s Gangs: An Interview With José Miguel Cruz

Around 85 percent of gang members in El Salvador have thought about distancing themselves from gang life or leaving entirely. But with few reported success stories,...
El Salvador police officers
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El Salvador Police Running ‘Clandestine Jails’: Report

Officers of El Salvador's national police are allegedly running "clandestine jails" where they illegally hold suspected gang members, another indication of the...
Honduras National Police officers
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Violence in Honduras Capital City Follows Past Trends

A new report mapping violence in Honduras' capital suggests that the country's gangs remain a root cause driving the violence, a finding consistent with years past...