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El Salvador Military Officers Ordered Executions: Attorney General

New evidence alleges that high-ranking members of El Salvador’s military commanded a secret death squad to execute gang members, the first time senior military...
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Corruption in El Salvador: Politicians, Police and Transportistas

Since the end of El Salvador's civil war, the country's police has become a key player in the underworld. This series of five...
El Salvador's police have been implicated in extrajudicial killings before
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El Salvador Police Kill, Lie Again

Contradictory testimony surrounding the death of four alleged gang members at the hands of police again focuses attention on alleged extrajudicial killings by El...
Chepe Luna is welcomed by family in 2012
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The Corrupt Legacy of El Salvador Trafficker ‘Chepe Luna’

Drug trafficker-turned-transport tycoon "Chepe Luna," shot dead in Honduras last month, will be survived by his web of corruption, with an extensive network of...
An El Salvador army cadet captured for gang ties
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Infiltration of Security Forces Mark of El Salvador Gangs’ Capabilities

Officials in El Salvador have reported gang members are attempting to infiltrate the country's security forces, indicating a growing level of sophistication that...
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The Fixer and El Salvador’s Missed Opportunity

In the photograph, they are both smiling. In the foreground, on the left hand side, a man in a short-sleeved buttoned white shirt, jeans and a metal watch, holds a...
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How an El Salvador Drug Trafficker Smuggled Cocaine Into the US

The woman phoned the office of the antinarcotics division (DAN) in Bolivar, in El Salvador's La Union province, on August 13, 2008, at 1:30 PM. Investigators later...
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Operation Chameleon in El Salvador: Anatomy of a Failure

The experience with Jose Natividad "Chepe" Luna -- the drug trafficker who had eluded a giant dragnet in 2004 -- had demonstrated that the leaks from the National...
 Jose Natividad Luna Pereira, alias “Chepe Luna"
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‘Chepe Luna,’ the Police and the Art of Escape

The United States -- which through its antinarcotics, judicial and police attaches was very familiar with the routes used for smuggling, and especially those used...
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The Infiltrators: Corruption in El Salvador’s Police

Ricardo Mauricio Menesses Orellana liked horses, and the Pasaquina rodeo was a great opportunity to enjoy a party. He was joined at the event -- which was...