All About El Salvador gang truce

BARRIO 18 / 9 APR 2015

Homicide levels in El Salvador have slowly increased since the middle of 2013 and have reached levels similar to those of 2011. The country's gang truce is dead and President…

BARRIO 18 / 2 MAR 2015

El Salvador's largest street gangs have indicated they wield sufficient power to influence the country's presidential elections, in a statement highlighting the gangs' use of violence as a political tool. …

BARRIO 18 / 19 FEB 2015

A top police official in El Salvador has advocated an aggressive stance against street gangs, but these hardline security policies will likely only increase violence in the short term.

BARRIO 18 / 13 FEB 2015

In a clear sign that El Salvador has shelved another gang truce, government officials moved gang leaders into a maximum security prison, amidst more violence between police and gang members.

EL SALVADOR / 10 FEB 2015

Contradicting statements by two high-ranking clergy members illustrate an apparent rift in the Catholic Church about whether to support El Salvador's latest possible gang truce.

BARRIO 18 / 2 FEB 2015

Representatives of the Catholic Church have opened dialogue with gang leaders in El Salvador, which could point to a wider swath of Church leaders willing to support talks than during…

BARRIO 18 / 26 JAN 2015

El Salvador's gangs have reportedly committed to a new truce, which, if true, is apparently intended to show the government that the gangs exert major influence over the country's violence…

BARRIO 18 / 19 JAN 2015

Several months after the demise of El Salvador's 2012 gang truce, leaders of the country's most powerful street gangs are being moved back into maximum-security prisons, finalizing the break with…

EL SALVADOR / 9 JAN 2015

Following the collapse of a controversial gang truce, El Salvador saw homicides spike by 57 percent in 2014. Now that the president has come out against reinstating the truce, the…

EL SALVADOR / 11 DEC 2014

A survey in El Salvador revealed both overwhelming opposition to gang negotiations and mixed feelings about the country's police force, a snapshot of public perceptions of security in one of…

BARRIO 18 / 6 NOV 2014

El Salvador's new national security council has denied reports that it will re-open dialogues with the country's principal street gangs, essentially putting a nail in the coffin of a national gang…

BARRIO 18 / 29 OCT 2014

Investigators are close to finishing their probe into whether the negotiators of the country's failed gang truce broke any laws, according to El Salvador's attorney general. However, taking down the…

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