All About El Salvador gang truce

EL SALVADOR / 15 FEB 2016

During congressional testimony on Central American insecurity, a top US drug official intimated a controversial gang truce could be to blame for El Salvador's alarming murder rate, now the highest…

BARRIO 18 / 30 NOV 2015

Violence in El Salvador has skyrocketed during 2015. Although it is unclear to just what extent they are responsible for the bloodshed, an undeniable…

EL SALVADOR / 27 OCT 2015

The following is part two of El Faro's interview with Raul Mijango. In the interview, Mijango -- a former guerrilla turned politician turned gang negotiator -- explains why he thinks…

EL SALVADOR / 25 OCT 2015

The name “Raul Mijango” annoys a significant portion of society, but an undeniable fact remains: few people know Salvadoran gangs as well as him. The public face of El Salvador’s…

BARRIO 18 / 13 AUG 2015

El Salvador's government has reportedly warned that the MS13 and Barrio 18 are planning to unite and create a super gang, but these fears are likely unfounded. …

BARRIO 18 / 3 AUG 2015

The conclusions of a recent study examining the outcomes of gang truces in Latin America suggest a new peace agreement between the Barrio 18 and MS13 in El Salvador may…

BARRIO 18 / 30 JUL 2015

A gang-enforced transportation strike in El Salvador has now left seven bus drivers dead, raising doubts about how long the government can refuse to meet the demands of the street…

BARRIO 18 / 28 JUL 2015

El Salvador’s gangs have reportedly enforced a transportation strike, paralyzing capital city San Salvador as they attempt to push the government into a new round of truce negotiations.

BARRIO 18 / 17 JUL 2015

In a letter addressed to government officials, gang leaders in El Salvador have called for the reinstatement of a gang truce, challenging the government's hardline security policies. …

BARRIO 18 / 29 APR 2015

El Salvador's government is proposing a law that would be the first of its kind, offering support to gang members who elect to leave. …

BARRIO 18 / 24 APR 2015

El Salvador’s gangs have released a new statement promising to reduce violence, but with their top leaders back in a maximum security prison, it is worth asking whether they really…

BARRIO 18 / 22 APR 2015

Amidst rising violence in El Salvador, a new problem has emerged: contradictory narratives from the police. …

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