All About El Salvador

EL SALVADOR / 9 SEP 2011

Honduras is on track to reach a murder rate of 86 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2011, while El Salvador could see a rate of 72 per 100,000, according to new…

EL SALVADOR / 30 AUG 2011

At least two bus routes around San Salvador have been hit by drivers striking to demand that the authorities protect them from extortion demands by gangs.

EL SALVADOR / 25 AUG 2011

El Salvador plans to train some 300 police officers to combat small-scale drug dealing across the country.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 22 AUG 2011

El Salvador's police reported that they had seized some 1,010 illegal firearms in the eastern part of the country in the first eight months of 2011.

EL SALVADOR / 19 AUG 2011

Drug trafficking in Central America is now a greater threat to the region than ever before, according to a report by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA).

CHEPE DIABLO / APRIL 7, 2017

Unlike some Central American gangs that have earned fame for their brutality and their liberal use of violence, the Cartel de Texis has developed a reputation for a more business-like…

CHEPE LUNA / 2020-03-10 22:29:20

Once the most powerful boss of the Perrones "transportista" syndicate, Jose Natividad Luna Pereira, alias "Chepe Luna," was murdered in Honduras in June 2014. Before his death, Luna built a…

EL SALVADOR / 16 AUG 2011

News network Al Jazeera has published a series of articles on organized crime and drug violence in Central America, with reporting from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.

EL SALVADOR / 10 AUG 2011

Extortion has long been a favored tactic of drug gangs in Central America and Mexico, but evidence suggests that criminal organizations may be increasingly running these activities from inside the…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 9 AUG 2011

A former officer in El Salvador's Special Forces was sentenced to 31 years in prison after attempting to sell weapons to an undercover agent posing as a member of the…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 4 AUG 2011

Police findings point to a link between a local Salvadoran gang, based in the center of the country east of San Salvador, and the notorious Mexico-based Zetas drug gang.

COSTA RICA / 25 JUL 2011

A drug seizure in Costa Rica and the dismantling of an extortion network which targeted El Salvadorans, both allegedly run by Guatemalan nationals, are signs of the growing role played…

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