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Salvador President Accuses Past Govts of Sponsoring Crime

The president of El Salvador has accused the country’s previous governments of sponsoring organized crime, and said that an internal investigation had uncovered...
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El Salvador Police Boss Seeks Return after ‘Drug Ties’

A former head of El Salvador’s anti-drug police has asked to be reinstated to the force after a two year suspension, following an investigation into his alleged...
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El Salvador Police Accused of Killing DEA Informant

News that El Salvador police may have masterminded the 2009 murder of a top DEA informant is a sign of the formidable issues facing U.S. efforts to collaborate with...
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Three Arrested over 2010 Tamaulipas Massacre

Salvadoran authorities arrested three men allegedly involved in the trafficking of fourteen Salvadorans killed in the slaughter of 72 migrants last August in the...
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Salvadoran Defense Minister Says Stolen Grenades Were for the Zetas

El Salvador’s defense minister said that six soldiers recently charged with the attempted robbery of more than a thousand hand grenades intended to sell the...
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Barrio 18

The 18th Street Gang, also known as "Barrio 18," is one of the largest youth gangs in the Western Hemisphere. Like its better known rival, the Mara Salvatrucha...
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Barrio 18

The 18th Street Gang, also known as "Barrio 18," is one of the largest youth gangs in the Western Hemisphere. Like its better known rival, the Mara Salvatrucha...
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MS13

The Mara Salvatrucha, or MS13, is perhaps the most notorious street gang in the Western Hemisphere. While it has its origins in the poor, refugee-laden...
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Exploring Guns Equals Homicides Debate in Central America

The arms trafficking industry is generally thought to be a significant contributor to drug violence in Central America. But do the region’s “rivers of steel”...