All About El Salvador gang truce

EL SALVADOR / 21 NOV 2013

The El Salvador Security and Justice Minister has said the country's gangs are once again at war as rising murder rates suggest the truce between the gangs is all but…

EL SALVADOR / 1 NOV 2013

Mayors of El Salvador's "peace zones" say the initiative has come to a standstill due to a lack of federal funds, yet another sign that the country's gang truce is dying…

EL SALVADOR / 24 OCT 2013

Representatives of at least two of El Salvador's top political parties, including the opposition leader and front-runner in the upcoming presidential elections, have met with the country's two major gangs,…

EL SALVADOR / 8 OCT 2013

A former El Salvador government minister turned opposition supporter has criticized the country's gang truce during a hearing into prison system corruption, as debate over the truce becomes increasingly political…

EL SALVADOR / 24 SEP 2013

Leaders of El Salvador's street gangs have issued a joint statement declaring their desire to keep moving forward with the country's gang truce even as homicides continue to rise in…

EL SALVADOR / 9 SEP 2013

Four gang members have been assassinated in El Salvador's first "peace zone," areas where all gang activity is supposed to have ceased under the terms of a nationwide truce, leading…

EL SALVADOR / 3 SEP 2013

El Salvador gangs are using a poorly regulated money transfer system provided by one of the region's major cellular phone networks to facilitate extortion, illustrating the continued bilking of the…

EL SALVADOR / 28 AUG 2013

Nearly half of Salvadorans believe the "maras" benefit most from the country's gang truce, according to an opinion poll, which could spell political trouble for the pact as presidential elections…

EL SALVADOR / 8 AUG 2013

Revelations that weapons handed over by Mara gangs do not work, combined with rising murder rates, are calling into question the validity of the truce between El Salvador's two main…

BARRIO 18 / 5 AUG 2013

Next year's presidential elections are converting El Salvador's gang truce into a political football that may be its undoing.

EL SALVADOR / 1 AUG 2013

Disappearances in El Salvador have risen 18 percent in 2013, according to police figures, adding to fears that gangs are keeping the murder rate down by hiding bodies in an…

EL SALVADOR / 25 JUL 2013

When the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on six Salvadoran leaders of the MS-13, only one of them is described outright as a "narcotics trafficker." Analyst Hector Silva examines the…

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