All About El Salvador

EL SALVADOR / 20 DEC 2011

La Prensa Grafica reports on the poor state of centers for the rehabilitation of young offenders in El Salvador, which officials warn could contribute to a rise in crime.

EL SALVADOR / 8 DEC 2011

Guatemala has announced the dismantling of an international human trafficking ring that lured young Guatemalan women to Jordan, where they were forced to work in prostitution.

EL SALVADOR / 8 DEC 2011

El Salvador has increased its troop numbers by almost 57 percent since President Mauricio Funes came to power in 2009, according to the country’s Ministry of Defense.

BOLIVIA / 6 DEC 2011

In just the past week, the armed forces were given, or are on the verge of getting, new internal security roles in four Latin American countries.

EL SALVADOR / 2 DEC 2011

Most of El Salvador’s professional soccer teams have stopped giving players the numbers 13 and 18, fearing reprisals from the MS-13 and Barrio 18 gangs. El Faro…

EL SALVADOR / 2 DEC 2011

El Salvador has already counted more murders in 2011 than in the whole of the previous year, according to police.

EL SALVADOR / 28 NOV 2011

El Salvador has seen a 50 percent drop in the number of kidnappings in 2011 compared to the previous year, according to an organized crime prosecutor.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 25 NOV 2011

Over 128,000 firearms without a government permit are currently circulating in El Salvador, according to the national police.

EL SALVADOR / 21 NOV 2011

Authorities in El Salvador say they are pushing through with a police clean-up which has seen hundreds of officers sanctioned or removed from duty.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 18 NOV 2011

El Salvador's government has seized an average of 12 weapons per day so far in 2011, according to officials.

CARSI / 15 NOV 2011

El Salvador's President Mauricio Funes denies that he bowed to U.S. pressure and forced Public Security Minister Manuel Melgar to resign, while hardliners in his political party say otherwise.

EL SALVADOR / 24 OCT 2011

Several Central American nations are increasing their defense budgets after decades of demilitarization, citing the need to combat organized crime. But there are some who see inherent dangers in assigning…

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