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Spike in Attacks on Security Force Families as El Salvador Violence Declines

Spike in Attacks on Security Force Families as El Salvador Violence Declines

A wave of attacks against relatives of El Salvador's security forces serves as a reminder of gangs' willingness and ability to use targeted violence, but the spike in these killings contrasts with an overall trend of decreasing homicides in the Central American country.

Can Hip Hop Help Stop Gang Violence in Latin America?

Can Hip Hop Help Stop Gang Violence in Latin America?

Hip hop culture has long been associated with gangs, violence and vandalism. But a wide range of actors in Latin America are attempting to work past longstanding biases and challenges to experiment with these art forms as alternatives for at-risk youths who might otherwise engage in criminal activity.

MS13 Arrest Sheds Light on Gang’s Finances

MS13 Arrest Sheds Light on Gang’s Finances

The seizure of a rudimentary ledger belonging to an alleged MS13 gang member in El Salvador sheds a little light on the group's financial dealings and priorities. 

Trump Policies Undermine Fight Against MS13: US Police

Trump Policies Undermine Fight Against MS13: US Police

Police chiefs from three different US counties impacted by the MS13 street gang spoke out about policies adopted by President Donald Trump's administration during a Senate hearing on May 24. All agreed that the policies will have a negative impact on the fight against the Mara Salvatrucha.

El Salvador Defense Minister Played Key Role in Gang Truce: AG

El Salvador Defense Minister Played Key Role in Gang Truce: AG

A minister in El Salvador has been implicated in a controversial and now defunct gang truce, in a move that may be meant to discredit the ceasefire and officials involved in it.