The 18th Street Gang, also known as "Barrio 18," is one of the largest youth gangs in the Western Hemisphere. Like its better known rival, the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13), the Barrio 18 has cells operating from Central America to Canada, including the United States. With thousands of members across hundreds of kilometers, and interests in a number…READ FULL PROFILE
The escalation of El Salvador's gang crackdown in the city of Soyapango has raised severe questions as to whether gang…
Honduras declared a state of exception as extortion cases rise, suspending constitutional rights in cities and deploying thousands of troops.
Almost four months into a nationwide crackdown, El Salvador's government has failed to disarm its notorious street gangs.