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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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El Salvador Buses Strike Against Extortion Rackets

At least two bus routes around San Salvador have been hit by drivers striking to demand that the authorities protect them from extortion demands by...
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MS13

The Mara Salvatrucha, or MS13, is perhaps the most notorious street gang in the Western Hemisphere. While it has its origins in the poor, refugee-laden...
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Texas Department of Public Safety: Texas Gang Threat Assessment 2010

An assessment by the Texas Department of Public Safety of the security threat posed by gangs in the state. The report is intended to give an overview of the issue,...
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MS-13 ‘Coyote Rips’ in Houston Give Migrants Another Headache

The recent U.S. arrest of two suspected Mara Salvatrucha (MS -13) gang members who had kidnapped a group of illegal immigrants reveals a new threat along the...
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El Salvador Cameraman Murdered on Bus

A television cameraman was shot to death on a bus as he rode to work in El Salvador, the Associated Press reported. Three suspected gang members boarded the bus and...
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Street Gang No More, MS-13 Moves into Organized Crime

El Salvador's infamous street gangs, including the Mara Salvatruchas (MS-13), are getting more deeply involved in drug trafficking and are poised to become major...