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How Gangs Have Disturbed the Math of Soccer in El Salvador

Most of El Salvador’s professional soccer teams have stopped giving players the numbers 13 and 18, fearing reprisals from the MS-13 and Barrio 18 gangs. El Faro...
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El Salvador On Course for 8% Rise in Murders in 2011

El Salvador has already counted more murders in 2011 than in the whole of the previous year, according to...
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Kidnappings Down 50% in El Salvador

El Salvador has seen a 50 percent drop in the number of kidnappings in 2011 compared to the previous year, according to an organized crime...
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El Salvador Police Count 120,000 Unregistered Firearms

Over 128,000 firearms without a government permit are currently circulating in El Salvador, according to the national...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...