All About El Salvador gang truce

BARRIO 18 / 22 OCT 2014

Since the dissolution of the gang truce, assassinations of police and military personnel and clashes between gangs and security forces have changed the security equation in El Salvador, closing any…

EL SALVADOR / 1 OCT 2014

El Salvador has announced a new initiative meant to combat rising crime and violence, with a more open, inclusive approach that contrasts with the secret gang negotiations that were central…

BARRIO 18 / 3 SEP 2014

September 2 was the 10th anniversary of the decision of El Salvador's government to assign exclusive jails to the Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18 gangs. The measure is now considered…

BARRIO 18 / 1 SEP 2014

Gangs in El Salvador have announced a new phase of their 2012 truce, committing to end attacks between rival groups and against the security forces, but it is unlikely that…

BARRIO 18 / 26 AUG 2014

El Salvador's attorney general has confirmed that his office is investigating the actions of both sets of negotiators in the country's gang truce, suggesting there will be no more semi-official…

EL SALVADOR / 14 AUG 2014

A former El Salvador security minister told El Faro that he believed the truce between the country's two main street gangs, MS13 and Barrio 18, was over, and called for…

BARRIO 18 / 4 AUG 2014

Authorities in El Salvador have arrested a priest and youth worker who has operated as a key intermediary with "mara" street gangs, in a strong indication the new government is…

EL SALVADOR / 29 JUL 2014

Homicides in El Salvador have risen by nearly 70 percent in the first half of 2014 as the country's gang truce has slowly died, but the incoming government still has…

EL SALVADOR / 8 JUL 2014

Recent figures released by El Salvador's Forensic Institute show homicide rates are back to the same levels as before a gang truce was declared, but questions remain as to whether…

EL SALVADOR / 26 JUN 2014

El Salvador's Security Minister does not see a problem with gang leaders meeting in penitentiaries. Nor will he try to stop Raul Mijango, as part of his work with a…

EL SALVADOR / 11 JUN 2014

El Salvador's new President Salvador Sanchez Ceren has declared he will not "make a truce with organized crime," in comments that will dent the hopes of those looking to revive…

BARRIO 18 / 6 JUN 2014

El Salvador's principal gangs -- among them the Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18 -- have called on the new administration to maintain the country's gang truce, in what appears to…

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