All About El Salvador

EL SALVADOR / 22 MAR 2011

(Reprinted with permission from Southern Pulse.) The United States deported over 25,000 Salvadorians back to their home country in 2010. During that year, between 150 and 300 Salvadorians…

CARSI / 22 MAR 2011

President Obama will visit El Salvador today, the third leg of his Latin America tour. It's a stop that could mark a new U.S. awareness of the growing…

EL SALVADOR / 17 MAR 2011

Obama visits El Salvador this week to discuss drug trafficking, poverty and street gangs, but it is Guatemala that is the new front line in the drug war as the…

EL SALVADOR / 9 MAR 2011

El Salvador's infamous street gangs, including the Mara Salvatruchas (MS-13), are getting more deeply involved in drug trafficking and are poised to become major players in transnational crime, indicates a…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 28 FEB 2011

Retailers in the U.S. are a major source of weapons for Mexican drug trafficking organizations, but many of their armaments are from military sources.

EL SALVADOR / 16 DEC 2010

Three months after the government passed a tough new law criminalizing gang membership, El Salvador’s Attorney General has yet to enforce it. Despite criticism from the press and other governmental…

EL SALVADOR / 14 DEC 2010

The Salvadorean government has dismissed 330 prison staff members since Friday, in an attempt to crack down on gang activity.

BARRIO 18 / 22 NOV 2010

The United Nations and U.S. Southern Command estimate there are approximately 70,000 gang members, or so-called maras, most of them concentrated in the Northern Triangle: 36,000 in Honduras, 10,500 in…

EL SALVADOR / 12 NOV 2010

After the July 24 death of a Salvadoran policeman on a ranch in Mexico along the US border that Mexican authorities say was controlled by the Zetas criminal syndicate, ElSalvador.com…

EL SALVADOR / 1 NOV 2010

El Salvador's hard-line law against gang activity officially took effect on Sunday, although the Attorney General's Office told La Prensa Grafica the legislation is not yet being enforced due…

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