El Salvador’s Gang Truce: Positives And Negatives

EL SALVADOR / 11 JUN 2013

Whether it is sustainable or not, the truce — which the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and the Barrio 18 put into place March 2012 — has changed the conventional thinking about who the gangs are and what makes them work.

Chapter 1

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

BARRIO 18 / 7 JUN 2013

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 Dudley spoke with Mojica…

Chapter 2

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

BARRIO 18 / 11 JUN 2013

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 gangs.

Chapter 3

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

BARRIO 18 / 11 JUN 2013

In October 2012, the US Treasury Department designated the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) as a transnational criminal organization (TCO). While this assertion seems unfounded, there is one case that illustrates just…

Chapter 4

El Salvador’s Gang Truce: Positives and Negatives

BARRIO 18 / 10 JUN 2013

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 insoluble problema de…

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InSight Crime Events – Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and Tri-Border Area

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2021

Through several rounds of extensive field investigations, our researchers have analyzed and mapped out the main illicit economies and criminal groups present in 39 border departments spread across the six countries of study – the Northern Triangle trio of Guatemala, Honduras, and El…

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InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2020

The staff at InSight Crime was awarded the prestigious Simón Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker known as “Memo Fantasma,” which was…

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InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2020

This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the Americas. …