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EL SALVADOR / 21 JUL 2011

El Salvador authorities announced that there were half as many reported kidnapping cases in the last 12 months, compared to the previous 12 month-period.

EL SALVADOR / 19 JUL 2011

Sonsonate, in western El Salvador, has the highest murder rate in the country. Located on a strategic drug route to Guatemala, the province is infested with local gangs, who may…

EL SALVADOR / 18 JUL 2011

The governments of Central America and the Dominican Republic announced the creation of a commission to harmonize laws across the region against organized crime.

COLOMBIA / 14 JUL 2011

Southern Pulse examines those areas of Latin America where there is no state presence, and transnational criminal organizations are able to thrive.

EL SALVADOR / 30 JUN 2011

The president of El Salvador has accused the country’s previous governments of sponsoring organized crime, and said that an internal investigation had uncovered links between the country’s military police and…

EL SALVADOR / 30 JUN 2011

A former head of El Salvador’s anti-drug police has asked to be reinstated to the force after a two year suspension, following an investigation into his alleged drug ties.

EL SALVADOR / 29 JUN 2011

News that El Salvador police may have masterminded the 2009 murder of a top DEA informant is a sign of the formidable issues facing U.S. efforts to collaborate with local…

EL SALVADOR / 27 JUN 2011

Salvadoran authorities arrested three men allegedly involved in the trafficking of fourteen Salvadorans killed in the slaughter of 72 migrants last August in the northeastern Mexican municipality of…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 27 JUN 2011

El Salvador’s defense minister said that six soldiers recently charged with the attempted robbery of more than a thousand hand grenades intended to sell the weapons to…

BARRIO 18 / SEPTEMBER 8, 2021

The 18th Street Gang, also known as "Barrio 18," is one of the largest youth gangs in the Western Hemisphere. Like its better known rival, the Mara Salvatrucha (…

BARRIO 18 / 2018-02-13

The 18th Street Gang, also known as "Barrio 18," is one of the largest youth gangs in the Western Hemisphere. Like its better known rival, the Mara Salvatrucha (…

EL SALVADOR / SEPTEMBER 22, 2021

The Mara Salvatrucha, or MS13, is perhaps the most notorious street gang in the Western Hemisphere. While it has its origins in the poor, refugee-laden neighborhoods of 1980s Los Angeles,…

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