Category: El Salvador

El Salvador Arrests Architects of Failed Gang Truce

Top Story — El Salvador’s Attorney General’s Office on Tuesday announced the arrest of 21 people involved in a controversial 2012 gang treaty that has since broken down, including former […] Read More >

El Salvador Unveils New Gang Unit for Rural Areas

Top Story — The government of El Salvador has dispatched 1,000 soldiers and police officers to the countryside to combat gangs, reflecting a recent shift in gang activity away from […] Read More >

Another Former Salvadoran President to Face Corruption Charges

Top Story — The Salvadoran Supreme Court ordered a civil prosecution Wednesday of former President Mauricio Funes on corruption charges. Though the case does not include drug charges, justices voted […] Read More >

Zika Virus Prompts Brazil and El Salvador to Warn Pregnant Women

Top Story — The mosquito-borne Zika virus is wreaking havoc throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, most prominently in El Salvador and Brazil, prompting both nation’s leaders to issue warnings […] Read More >

Guatemala, El Salvador Move Against Former Troops for Civil War Abuses

Guatemalan authorities detained 18 former military officials over alleged human rights violations carried out during the country’s 36-year civil war, the same day that officials in El Salvador announced that […] Read More >

Some Migrants Deported to Central America Killed on Arrival, Investigation Finds

Top Story — Undocumented immigrants recently deported by the United States face threats of violence upon their return to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, according to a new investigation by […] Read More >

Murder in El Salvador Hits Highest Levels Since Civil War

Top Story — El Salvador saw more murders in the month of May than in any other month since the end of the country’s civil war in 1992, as gang […] Read More >

US Deports Salvadoran ‘Dirty War’ General

Top Story — U.S. authorities on Wednesday deported a ex-army general from El Salvador for his alleged role in human rights abuses during that country’s civil war, which ran from […] Read More >

Former El Salvador General Charged with Torture Loses Deportation Appeal

Top Story — The U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals struck down Wednesday the request of a former high-ranking El Salvadoran official that he not be extradited back to his home […] Read More >

Rudy Giuliani Will Advise El Salvador on Security, Justice Reform

On Dec. 2, El Salvador’s business community announced it had hired former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to advise the Salvadoran government on how to curb soaring crime driven […] Read More >