All About El Salvador

EL SALVADOR / 8 JUN 2011

El Salvador's President Mauricio Funes called for a clean-up of police forces across the Americas, to break links to organized crime and help build regional cooperation.

EL SALVADOR / 8 JUN 2011

Testimony at a recent hearing on U.S.-Central American security cooperation showcased one of Central America’s key problems: These countries do not collect enough taxes to win the fight against organized…

CARSI / 7 JUN 2011

The three-day summit of the Organization of American States (OAS) concluded Tuesday in El Salvador with few concrete results to show, after the assembly debated a proposed regional action plan…

EL SALVADOR / 3 JUN 2011

The Organization of American States (OAS) will meet in San Salvador on Sunday to debate a regional action plan against organized crime.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 2 JUN 2011

El Salvador has called for regional action to stop weapons being stolen and sold to Mexican drug traffickers. But as a look at recent incidents in Central America shows, these…

EL SALVADOR / 30 MAY 2011

El Salvador's army arrested six soldiers on suspicion of trying to steal more than 1,800 hand grenades to sell to drug trafficking organizations.

EL SALVADOR / 23 MAY 2011

A rise in brutal killings of women, known as “femicides,” in El Salvador can be blamed on various factors, from gender inequality to organized crime to a society hollowed out…

EL SALVADOR / 19 MAY 2011

El Salvador's Supreme Court announced it will open an investigation into the Texis Cartel, following the publication of a report by newspaper El Faro.

EL SALVADOR / 18 MAY 2011

El Salvador's drug trade gets relatively little attention, overshadowed by the chaos in Mexico, but a new investigation has cast light on the rise of the Texis Cartel, a group…

EL SALVADOR / 17 MAY 2011

El Salvador’s government has proposed a new tax, based mainly on Colombia's experience from earlier this decade, to raise funds for combating crime.

EL SALVADOR / 16 MAY 2011

Courts in El Salvador have refused to extradite two Guatemalan former military officers who are wanted by the U.S. on drug trafficking charges.

EL SALVADOR / 12 MAY 2011

The countries of Central America agreed to seek financial aid from the international community to help fund a plan to combat drug trafficking, gangs and organized crime in the region.

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