All About Texis Cartel

EL SALVADOR / 11 OCT 2013

El Salvador's President Mauricio Funes said hundreds of grenades stolen from the country's military were intended for the Mexican criminal group the Zetas, illustrating possible arms trafficking links between the…

ELITES AND CRIME / 26 SEP 2013

Various government employees were among the 22 suspects arrested in Guatemala in relation to a car theft ring linked to the Texis Cartel, highlighting El Salvador criminals' transnational reach and…

EL SALVADOR / 20 SEP 2013

El Salvador's defense minister has labeled the country's principal drug trafficking organization a "baby cartel," but what does the term mean and does the group fit into that definition?…

CHEPE DIABLO / 12 SEP 2013

Police in El Salvador have rounded up 16 alleged members of the Texis Cartel, in the latest sign that authorities are edging ever closer to cartel kingpin "El Chepe Diablo."…

EL SALVADOR / 27 AUG 2013

Three courts in Santa Ana, El Salvador, have declared themselves incompetent in the proceedings against a businessman and seven others accused of trafficking five kilos of cocaine. Some courts say…

EL SALVADOR / 5 AUG 2013

Security forces sources in El Salvador and the United States say the arrest of alleged criminal kingpin "El Burro" Herrera is the result of a long running investigation that goes to…

EL SALVADOR / 25 JUL 2013

When the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on six Salvadoran leaders of the MS-13, only one of them is described outright as a "narcotics trafficker." Analyst Hector Silva examines the…

EL SALVADOR / 23 JUL 2013

The arrest of more than a dozen people linked to Roberto "El Burro" Herrera, one of the alleged founders of El Salvador's Texis Cartel, suggests that authorities may be starting to…

EL SALVADOR / 9 JUL 2013

In contrast to other territorial criminal organizations, El Salvador's drug trafficking groups do not resort to violence because they can count on the protection of corrupt state officials, says the…

EL SALVADOR / 1 JUL 2013

The leader of El Salvador's Texis Cartel, Jose Misael Cisneros Rodriguez, alias "Medio Millon" (Half a Million), allegedly silenced a witness who knew about his criminal history in…

EL SALVADOR / 16 NOV 2012

Hector Silva Avalos, Salvadoran journalist and current resident fellow at American University's Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS), tells the story of a botched attempt to…

EL SALVADOR / 14 NOV 2012

Costa Rica's attorney general has warned that with the decline of Mexico's powerful cartels, Central American gangs could rise and take control of criminal operations in the region -- an…

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