Category: El Salvador

As The World Looks To Mexico, News From Another Massacre Goes Unnoticed

The world has been focusing for almost two months on the disappearance and reported killing of 43 Mexican students by a drug gang — an act in which government forces […] Read More >

Violence Against Women Is Widespread in El Salvador’s Gangs

Top Story — The number of women and girls immigrating to the United States from Central America after being kidnapped or raped has risen sharply over the last year, The […] Read More >

Community Roundtable in El Salvador Seeks to Mitigate Violence

ILOPANGO, El Salvador — In 2012, the two major Salvadoran gangs, MS-13 and the 18th Street Gang, brokered a truce supported by the government. The gang leaders agreed to stop […] Read More >

Officials Make Plans to Address Migrant Crisis, Despite Tensions

Top Story – Officials from the U.S., Mexico and Central America are moving to address the unaccompanied minor crisis, but friction over the issue persists. U.S. justice officials met on […] Read More >

El Salvador: Reported Truce Between Gangs Raises Questions

Today in Latin America Top Story — Leaders of El Salvador’s Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18 gangs confirmed Friday that they have reached a truce which they say has contributed to […] Read More >

El Salvador Election: ARENA Claims Narrow Victory Over FMLN

Today in Latin America Top Story — El Salvador’s right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) party narrowly earned a victory in Sunday’s midterm elections and now holds a greater number of seats than […] Read More >

El Salvador’s Supreme Court Not Ready to Detain and Extradite Officers to Spain

Today in Latin America Top Story — El Salvador’s highest court ruled Wednesday that nine former military officers will not be extradited to Spain to face charges for their alleged […] Read More >

El Salvadoran Hostage Crisis Ends after Several Hours

Today in Latin America Top Story — A farmer and his son in El Salvador held 30 people hostage for several hours at an evangelical church north of the capital […] Read More >

Obama Administration Lawyers Charge Salvadoran Ex-General With Human Rights Abuses

Today in Latin America Top Story — A former Salvadoran general, who was a close ally to the United States during the 1980s, faces deportation from the U.S. on charges […] Read More >

Obama Pledges Drug-Fighting Assitance to El Salavdor; Ends Latin American Visit Early

Today in Latin America Top Story — U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up the final leg of his Latin American tour Tuesday in El Salvador, where he pledged $200 million […] Read More >