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3 Months After Passing Anti-Gang Law, El Salvador’s Courts Await Implementation

Three months after the government passed a tough new law criminalizing gang membership, El Salvador’s Attorney General has yet to enforce it. Despite criticism...
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El Salvador Prison Workers Fired In Masse Corruption Sweep

The Salvadorean government has dismissed 330 prison staff members since Friday, in an attempt to crack down on gang...
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How ‘Mano Dura’ is Strengthening Gangs

The United Nations and U.S. Southern Command estimate there are approximately 70,000 gang members, or so-called maras, most of them concentrated in the Northern...
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Salvadoran Policeman Dies on Ranch controlled by ‘Zetas’ in Mexico

After the July 24 death of a Salvadoran policeman on a ranch in Mexico along the US border that Mexican authorities say was controlled by the Zetas criminal...
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El Salvador Implements New Gang Law

El Salvador's hard-line law against gang activity officially took effect on Sunday, although the Attorney General's Office told La Prensa Grafica the legislation is...