/

Over 1,600 Police Investigated for Misconduct in El Salvador

Authorities in El Salvador say they are pushing through with a police clean-up which has seen hundreds of officers sanctioned or removed from...
/

El Salvador Police Set to Seize 4,000 Guns in 2011

El Salvador's government has seized an average of 12 weapons per day so far in 2011, according to...
/

DC Pressure Behind Resignation of El Salvador Security Minister?

El Salvador's President Mauricio Funes denies that he bowed to U.S. pressure and forced Public Security Minister Manuel Melgar to resign, while hardliners in his...
/

More Military Spending in Central America Giving Rise to Old and New Fears

Several Central American nations are increasing their defense budgets after decades of demilitarization, citing the need to combat organized crime. But there are...
/

On Average, 1 Salvadoran Police Officer Arrested Each Day

In the first eight months of this year, 232 members of El Salvador’s National Police were arrested on suspicion of participating in a variety of crimes, including...
/

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...
/

UN Warns of Epidemic of Gun Deaths in Latin America

Some 740,000 people are killed by firearms in Latin America each year, most of them outside combat zones, according to UN figures announced at a conference in...
/

US Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control: Responding to Violence in Central America

This report outlines a series of actions by the U.S. government in order to face violence in Central America. Mexican drug trafficking organizations, local drug...
/

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...