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Positives and Negatives of El Salvador Gang Truce


El Salvador’s Gang Truce: Positives And Negatives

Whether it is sustainable or not, the truce -- which the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and the Barrio 18 put into place March 2012...

MS-13’s ‘El Barney’: A Trend or an Isolated Case?

In October 2012, the US Treasury Department designated the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) as a transnational criminal organization (TCO). While this assertion seems...
Inside El Salvador's hellish Cojutepeque prison

A Look Inside El Salvador’s Prison Nightmare (Video)

El Salvador's Cojutepeque jail is a perfect illustration of how prisons in this country have become the main breeding and training grounds for street...

El Salvador’s Gang Truce: Positives and Negatives

La tregua entre las dos pandillas más grandes de El Salvador (la MS13 y Barrio 18) abre nuevas posibilidades sobre la forma de lidiar con el aparentemente...

Barrio 18 Leader ‘Viejo Lin’ on El Salvador Gang Truce

Barrio 18 leader Carlos Lechuga Mojica, alias "El Viejo Lin," is one of the most prominent spokesmen for El Salvador's gang truce. InSight Crime co-director Steven...