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El Salvador Transfers 1,000 Inmates to Break Up New Gang

Authorities in El Salvador have transferred more than 1,000 inmates in an attempt to stabilize some of the country's violent, overcrowded prisons following the...
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Are El Salvador’s Gangs Plotting to ‘Take Down the System’?

El Salvador’s police have claimed that the country’s “maras,” or street gangs, are planning an all-out attack on security forces, despite the fact that these...
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Honduras: Home to the New Ciudad Juarez?

Reports that San Pedro Sula, Honduras, has taken the place of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, as the most violent city in the hemisphere are a result of shifts in...
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Surge in Disappearances Reflects Gang Violence in El Salvador

El Salvador saw a huge number of disappearances in 2011, with capital San Salvador alone registering more than 2,000 missing people, in a sign of growing gang...
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Counting the Amount of Cocaine Passing Through El Salvador

A top drug policy official in El Salvador said they have no official estimate for how much cocaine transits through the country. After registering a record murder...
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El Salvador: The New Disappeared

El Salvador is suffering a new wave of disappearances, mostly of young people and teenagers, who go missing without explanation in a phenomenon linked to the gang...
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Barrio 18

The 18th Street Gang, also known as "Barrio 18," is one of the largest youth gangs in the Western Hemisphere. Like its better known rival, the Mara Salvatrucha...
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Barrio 18

The 18th Street Gang, also known as "Barrio 18," is one of the largest youth gangs in the Western Hemisphere. Like its better known rival, the Mara Salvatrucha...
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Honduras Mass Grave Found, Amid Gang’s Peace Offer

The discovery of a mass grave in Honduras, allegedly used by the M-18 gang to bury their victims, undermines the group's recent calls for peace talks with the...