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El Salvador Military Weapons: More Trafficked than Stolen

El Salvador has called for regional action to stop weapons being stolen and sold to Mexican drug traffickers. But as a look at recent incidents in Central...
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El Salvador Soldiers ‘Selling Guns to Drug Gangs’

El Salvador's army arrested six soldiers on suspicion of trying to steal more than 1,800 hand grenades to sell to drug trafficking...
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El Salvador Sees Epidemic of Violence Against Women

A rise in brutal killings of women, known as “femicides,” in El Salvador can be blamed on various factors, from gender inequality to organized crime to a society...
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El Salvador to Investigate Texis Cartel

El Salvador's Supreme Court announced it will open an investigation into the Texis Cartel, following the publication of a report by newspaper El...
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Texis Cartel Controls El Salvador Cocaine Route

El Salvador's drug trade gets relatively little attention, overshadowed by the chaos in Mexico, but a new investigation has cast light on the rise of the Texis...
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El Salvador Proposes Tax to Fund Crime Fight

El Salvador’s government has proposed a new tax, based mainly on Colombia's experience from earlier this decade, to raise funds for combating...
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Salvadoran Judges Refuse to Extradite Traffickers to US

Courts in El Salvador have refused to extradite two Guatemalan former military officers who are wanted by the U.S. on drug trafficking...
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Central America Seeks Almost $1B Anti-Crime Aid

The countries of Central America agreed to seek financial aid from the international community to help fund a plan to combat drug trafficking, gangs and organized...
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Meth Chemicals Smuggled as Cleaning Products

El Salvador's police found 45 barrels of a precursor chemical used to produce methamphetamine, which they say was smuggled into the country disguised as cleaning...