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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”...
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El Salvador Calls for Americas-Wide Police Purge

El Salvador's President Mauricio Funes called for a clean-up of police forces across the Americas, to break links to organized crime and help build regional...