HomeNewsBriefEl Salvador Calls for Americas-Wide Police Purge
BRIEF

El Salvador Calls for Americas-Wide Police Purge

EL SALVADOR / 8 JUN 2011 BY JEN SOKATCH EN

El Salvador's President Mauricio Funes called for a clean-up of police forces across the Americas, to break links to organized crime and help build regional cooperation.

Speaking at a summit of the American Police Community (AMERIPOL), a regional policing body, Funes said “we cannot tolerate enemy infiltration in our police institutions,” reports the Associated Press.

The president said that it was necessary to wipe out corruption in law enforcement across the continent, in order to create an "authentic community" of cooperation and intelligence sharing

The Salvadoran leader said that his country is working to purify its police force.

Funes' statements coincided with a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) in San Salvador, at which members debated a plan to increase regional cooperation to fight organized crime.

share icon icon icon

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

What are your thoughts? Click here to send InSight Crime your comments.

We encourage readers to copy and distribute our work for non-commercial purposes, with attribution to InSight Crime in the byline and links to the original at both the top and bottom of the article. Check the Creative Commons website for more details of how to share our work, and please send us an email if you use an article.

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

Related Content

BARRIO 18 / 15 OCT 2015

Many funeral homes in El Salvador are experiencing a veritable bonanza these days. One funeral home in the municipality of…

EL SALVADOR / 8 DEC 2011

Guatemala has announced the dismantling of an international human trafficking ring that lured young Guatemalan women to Jordan,…

EL SALVADOR / 28 MAR 2019

El Salvador Attorney General Raúl Melara has called for evidence and witness statements to be unsealed in all corruption cases,…

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

Venezuela Drug Trafficking Investigation and InDepth Gender Coverage

29 APR 2022

On May 4, InSight Crime will be publishing The Cocaine Revolution in Venezuela, a groundbreaking investigation into how the Venezuelan government regulates the cocaine trade in the country. An accompanying event,…

THE ORGANIZATION

InDepth Coverage of Juan Orlando Hernández

22 APR 2022

Ever since Juan Orlando Hernández was elected president of Honduras in 2014, InSight Crime has provided coverage of every twist and turn during his rollercoaster time in office, amid growing…

THE ORGANIZATION

Venezuela's Cocaine Revolution

15 APR 2022

On May 4th, InSight Crime will publish a groundbreaking investigation on drug trafficking in Venezuela. A product of three years of field research across the country, the study uncovers cocaine production in…

LA ORGANIZACIÓN

Widespread Coverage of InSight Crime MS13 Investigation

8 APR 2022

In a joint investigation with La Prensa Gráfica, InSight Crime recently revealed that four of the MS13’s foremost leaders had been quietly released from…

THE ORGANIZATION

Informing US State Department and European Union

1 APR 2022

InSight Crime Co-director McDermott briefed the US State Department and other international players on the presence of Colombian guerrillas in Venezuela and the implication this has for both nations.  McDermott…