Tag: <span>El Salvador</span>

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 >

Evidence Suggests Zetas & MS-13 Pact To Control Drug Trade

Today in Latin America Top Story — Guatemalan authorities say there is evidence that Mexico’s Zetas drug cartel and Central America’s Mara Salvatruchas (MS-13) have formed a pact to control drug-trafficking routes […] 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 >

Latin America Weekly News Summary: Jan. 23 – Jan. 29, 2010

North America Mexico Federal prosecutors in Mexico City announced Wednesday that they will advocate to overturn the city’s new gay marriage law on grounds that it violates the constitution, the […] Read More >

El Salvador’s Funes Offers Apology For Civil War Abuses

Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes offered an apology Saturday for the crimes committed by the government during the country’s civil war, according to Reuters. Funes, the first president from the FMLN […] Read More >