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Salvador Govt Says Truce Will not End Gang Violence

El Salvador's Security Minister David Munguia said that the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Barrio 18 gangs carried out half of the murders registered in the last...
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Salvador Church Seeks Gang Agreement to Cut Extortion

After reportedly negotiating a gang ceasefire in El Salvador, the Church is now attempting to broker a reduction in criminal extortion, and the government says they...
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Govt-‘Facilitated’ Gang Truce in Salvador Sets Dangerous Regional Precedent

Despite President Mauricio Funes' denial that his government struck a deal with gang leaders to lower homicide rates in return for better prison conditions, it is...
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‘El Salvador Gangs Confirm Truce’

Representatives of the rival MS-13 and Barrio-18 gangs in El Salvador have confirmed the existence of a truce between them, negotiated with the help of the...
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Church Brokered El Salvador Gang Truce: Bishop

An El Salvadoran bishop has claimed that a recent drop in homicides is due to the Church negotiating a truce between the country's two main gangs, the MS-13 and...