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Fugitive El Salvador Mayor Accused of Aiding Transnational Organized Crime

Recent accusations against a former mayor in El Salvador of exchanging real estate with a drug trafficker are yet further proof of the entrenched relationship...
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Northern Triangle Attorneys General Facing Setbacks in Fight Against Corruption

In just under two months, the president of Guatemala will appoint a new attorney general. Before the end of the year, the congresses of El Salvador and Honduras...
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The Birth of the MS13 in New York

When Edgar Torres came to Long Island, the Mara Salvatrucha did not exist. There was no trace of graffiti with the letters "M" or "S"...
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MS13 Feud Spreads to Mexico, but Gang’s Presence Remains Limited

The killing of a dissident member of El Salvador’s MS13 gang in Mexico City suggests the rift between the gang’s leadership and the splinter group known as...
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Mexico Arrests MS13 Leader Busting Up Latest Gang Trafficking Ring

Mexico authorities have arrested an MS13 leader in Tijuana, disrupting another attempt by the gang to create a small international drug trafficking pipeline into...
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El Salvador Military Officers Ordered Executions: Attorney General

New evidence alleges that high-ranking members of El Salvador’s military commanded a secret death squad to execute gang members, the first time senior military...
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Weekly InSight: Organized Crime Influence in El Salvador Election

In our February 22 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed the criminal infiltration of El...
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Corruption Survey Shows Latin America Still Struggling to Tackle Graft

A new survey says that despite some advances made in recent years, Latin America and the Caribbean continue to score poorly for corruption, underscoring ongoing...
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MS13 Trial in Spain Highlights Gang’s Struggle for International Unity

The trial has begun in Spain related to the country's largest-ever operation against the MS13, revealing details of the Central American gang’s failed attempt to...