El Salvador transfers MS13 gang members

El Salvador Government Conspired to Create Dissident Faction of MS13

Officials in El Salvador agreed to move a group of MS13 leaders after one member offered to cause a split in the gang. In exchange, he and his "henchmen" were...
All suspects in the "Truce Trial" were acquitted

All Suspects Acquitted in El Salvador Gang Truce Trial

The judge presiding over the so-called "Truce Trial" has chosen to acquit all 18 suspects, while indicating that El Salvador's former President Mauricio Funes and...
Members of El Salvador's police apparently used social media to organize extrajudicial killings

El Salvador Police Using WhatsApp, Facebook to Run Death Squads

As part of a broader investigation detailing abuses by police in El Salvador, news outlet Factum describes how officers have used social media to coordinate and...
Special police forces in El Salvador

El Salvador Special Police Unit Committed Extrajudicial Executions: Report

A special forces unit in the El Salvador police committed at least three extrajudicial executions, sexually assaulted two teenagers and extorted money via Facebook,...
The gang-related "Truce Trial" continues in El Salvador

After El Salvador Gang Truce Trial, 5 Doubts Remain

A trial in El Salvador has brought to light new revelations about the extent of the relationships between the country's powerful gangs and its political elite, but...
The trial regarding El Salvador's controversial gang truce underway

El Salvador Gang Truce Was ‘State Policy’: Trial Testimony

A trial has begun in El Salvador against several officials for their alleged illegal activity related to a controversial gang truce between 2012 to 2014. The...
Central American gangs may be expanding in southern Mexico

Are Central American Gangs Growing in Southern Mexico?

Authorities in Mexico's southern border region have detained a growing number of gang members in 2017. Their affiliation, however, is reportedly with two...
The role of female gang members may be evolving in Honduras

Role of Female Gang Members Evolving in Honduras: Report

Female gang members in Honduras are taking a more active role in criminal activities as gang leaders are transferred into maximum security prisons, a Honduras...
Barrio 18 gang members

Barrio 18 Extortion Scheme Casts Doubt on El Salvador Govt Security Narrative

The Barrio 18 gang in El Salvador allegedly engaged in large-scale extortion of a community water management project, underscoring flaws in the government's claims...