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How Central America’s Crime Wave Has Spared Nicaragua, So Far

Nicaragua, along with its neighbors Panama and Costa Rica, is often described as a country that dodged the wave of organized crime violence swamping Central...
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Honduras Murder Rate Set to Soar to 86 per 100,000

Honduras is on track to reach a murder rate of 86 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2011, while El Salvador could see a rate of 72 per 100,000, according to new...
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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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El Salvador to Train Police to Combat Small Drug Dealing

El Salvador plans to train some 300 police officers to combat small-scale drug dealing across the...
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El Salvador Seizes 1,000 Illegal Weapons in East Region

El Salvador's police reported that they had seized some 1,010 illegal firearms in the eastern part of the country in the first eight months of...
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Central America Emerges as Key Drug Route: NGO

Drug trafficking in Central America is now a greater threat to the region than ever before, according to a report by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs...
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Texis Cartel

Unlike some Central American gangs that have earned fame for their brutality and their liberal use of violence, the Cartel de Texis has developed a reputation for a...
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José Natividad Luna Pereira, alias ‘Chepe Luna’

Once the most powerful boss of the Perrones "transportista" syndicate, Jose Natividad Luna Pereira, alias "Chepe Luna," was murdered in Honduras in June 2014....
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El Salvador Profile

El Salvador is a relatively small but growing player in the drug trafficking business. It serves as a drug recipient and storage point along the Pacific Coast, and...