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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...
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MS-13 ‘Coyote Rips’ in Houston Give Migrants Another Headache

The recent U.S. arrest of two suspected Mara Salvatrucha (MS -13) gang members who had kidnapped a group of illegal immigrants reveals a new threat along the...
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El Salvador Cameraman Murdered on Bus

A television cameraman was shot to death on a bus as he rode to work in El Salvador, the Associated Press reported. Three suspected gang members boarded the bus and...
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Northern Triangle Now Deadliest Place on Earth

In a briefing at the Pentagon, Commander General Douglas Fraser of the U.S. Southern Command (Southcom) stated that the ‘Northern Triangle,' made up of Honduras,...