All About El Salvador gang truce

EL SALVADOR GANG TRUCE / 2 JUN 2014

In the aftermath of the collapse of El Salvador's gang truce, authorities have said the MS13 gang is deepening its hold on illegal migration routes in Mexico, a possible sign…

EL SALVADOR / 28 MAY 2014

Members of the government and mediators of El Salvador's gang truce attribute the recent increase in homicides to the fact that the security minister and the attorney general closed the…

BARRIO 18 / 28 APR 2014

El Salvador's outgoing president has blamed a spike in homicides on a faction of the 18th Street gang, and the details of his claims reveal a more complex power structure…

EL SALVADOR / 21 APR 2014

El Salvador's security minister has proposed revitalizing the country's "pacification process," drawing input from the business sector and civil society, a move which could halt the unraveling of the gang…

BARRIO 18 / 16 APR 2014

El Salvador's top prosecutor says he will use the government's anti-terrorism laws to prosecute gang members who attack police, opening the way for even tougher persecution of gangs and further…

BARRIO 18 / 15 APR 2014

Two wildly divergent views of what is happening with the truce between El Salvador's two foremost gangs converge in one important way: they both paint a bleak picture for the…

BARRIO 18 / 8 APR 2014

Following two highly organized attacks on police carried out by heavily armed street gangs, authorities in El Salvador are warning the gangs have expanded their territorial influence, increased their criminal…

EL SALVADOR / 31 MAR 2014

A top Catholic Church leader in El Salvador said the truce between the country's two main gangs had not worked following the most violent month in the two years since…

BARRIO 18 / 18 MAR 2014

Anonymous intelligence sources say El Salvador's street gangs held military training sessions for their most loyal and lethal members and are getting involved in international drug trafficking, a provocative allegation…

EL SALVADOR / 16 MAR 2014

Six gangs in El Salvador have announced they wish to continue a two-year old truce during the new presidential term, raising the question: what do the gangs have to gain…

EL SALVADOR / 11 MAR 2014

Tensions are mounting in El Salvador with the results of presidential elections still too close to call -- a situation that does not bode well for the country's dire security…

BARRIO 18 / 4 MAR 2014

El Salvador police have said rising homicides indicate the country's gang truce effectively no longer exists, raising questions as to whether the violence is because gang leaders have abandoned the…

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