All About El Salvador

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.

EL SALVADOR / 10 MAY 2011

El Salvador's police found 45 barrels of a precursor chemical used to produce methamphetamine, which they say was smuggled into the country disguised as cleaning product.

EL SALVADOR / 9 MAY 2011

The recent U.S. arrest of two suspected Mara Salvatrucha (MS -13) gang members who had kidnapped a group of illegal immigrants reveals a new threat along the already perilous trail…

EL SALVADOR / 27 APR 2011

A television cameraman was shot to death on a bus as he rode to work in El Salvador, the Associated Press reported. Three suspected gang members boarded the…

EL SALVADOR / 1 APR 2011

In a briefing at the Pentagon, Commander General Douglas Fraser of the U.S. Southern Command (Southcom) stated that the ‘Northern Triangle,' made up of Honduras,…

EL SALVADOR / 30 MAR 2011

During his recent visit to troubled El Salvador, U.S. President Barack Obama announced plans for a $200 million security partnership aimed at reducing crime in Central America. What could…

EL SALVADOR / 22 MAR 2011

Marking President Obama's visit to El Salvador, the Los Angeles Times reports that the country has increasingly developed into a key site for drug trafficking in…

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Environmental and Academic Praise

17 JUN 2022

InSight Crime’s six-part series on the plunder of the Peruvian Amazon continues to inform the debate on environmental security in the region. Our Environmental Crimes Project Manager, María Fernanda Ramírez,…

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Series on Plunder of Peru’s Amazon Makes Headlines

10 JUN 2022

Since launching on June 2, InSight Crime’s six-part series on environmental crime in Peru’s Amazon has been well-received. Detailing the shocking impunity enjoyed by those plundering the rainforest, the investigation…

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Duarte’s Death Makes Waves

3 JUN 2022

The announcement of the death of Gentil Duarte, one of the top dissident commanders of the defunct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), continues to reverberate in Venezuela and Colombia.

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Cattle Trafficking Acclaim, Investigation into Peru’s Amazon 

27 MAY 2022

On May 18, InSight Crime launched its most recent investigation into cattle trafficking between Central America and Mexico. It showed precisely how beef, illicitly produced in Honduras, Guatemala…

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Coverage of Fallen Paraguay Prosecutor Makes Headlines

20 MAY 2022

The murder of leading anti-crime prosecutor, Marcelo Pecci, while on honeymoon in Colombia, has drawn attention to the evolution of organized crime in Paraguay. While 17 people have been arrested…