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What US Aid Means for El Salvador

During his recent visit to troubled El Salvador, U.S. President Barack Obama announced plans for a $200 million security partnership aimed at reducing crime in...
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El Salvador Entangled in Drug Trade

Marking President Obama's visit to El Salvador, the Los Angeles Times reports that the country has increasingly developed into a key site for drug trafficking in...
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Inside Illegal Re-Entry – From San Salvador to Houston

(Reprinted with permission from Southern Pulse.) The United States deported over 25,000 Salvadorians back to their home country in 2010. During that year, between...
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Obama in El Salvador: Crime at Top of Agenda

President Obama will visit El Salvador today, the third leg of his Latin America tour. It's a stop that could mark a new U.S. awareness of the growing maelstrom of...
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Obama to Visit El Salvador While Guatemala is the New Front Line

Obama visits El Salvador this week to discuss drug trafficking, poverty and street gangs, but it is Guatemala that is the new front line in the drug war as the...
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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...
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RawFeed: State Dept Traces Narco Grenades

Retailers in the U.S. are a major source of weapons for Mexican drug trafficking organizations, but many of their armaments are from military...
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3 Months After Passing Anti-Gang Law, El Salvador’s Courts Await Implementation

Three months after the government passed a tough new law criminalizing gang membership, El Salvador’s Attorney General has yet to enforce it. Despite criticism...
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El Salvador Prison Workers Fired In Masse Corruption Sweep

The Salvadorean government has dismissed 330 prison staff members since Friday, in an attempt to crack down on gang...