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El Savador street gangs staging hunger strike in protest of conditions at prison for the country's most dangerous criminals
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Gang Leaders in El Salvador Prison Go on Hunger Strike

Several top leaders of El Salvador's Mara street gangs have begun a hunger strike to protest conditions at the Zacatecoluca prison. The Ministry of Justice and Public Safety did not identify the prisoners Friday, but local media say they are ... ABC News, 2 weeks ago

Prison transfer of Salvadoran gang leaders increases risks of attacks on police and collateral death and injury

EVENT The Salvadoran government has begun to return leaders of the Mara street gangs to maximum security prisons, director of prisons Rodil Hernández confirmed on 20 January. This reverses the transfer of 30 Mara gang leaders from the ...
 Jane's2 months ago El Salvador returns criminal gang leaders to high security jail  GlobalPost1 month ago
Latin American Herald Tribune

MS-13 Members Sentenced for Murder & Shooting in Atlanta -- Including Kids

ATLANTA — Miguel Guevara, Irvin Mejia Cruz, and Walter Aldana—members of the street gang known as Mara Salvatrucha 13, or MS-13 — have been sentenced for violent crimes they committed, including the murder of one man and the shootings of two ...
 Latin American Herald Tribune1 month ago MS-13 Members Sentenced for a Murder and Shooting  Noodls1 month ago

Congressional Elections Held in El Salvador

Citizens queue to vote during legislative and municipal elections on March 1, 2015 in San Salvador. (Agence France-Presse) San Salvador: El Salvador voted on Sunday in tightly contested congressional elections, with President Salvador Sanchez ...
 NDTV1 month ago El Salvador votes in tight Congressional poll  Qatar Peninsula1 month ago
InSight Crime

Barrio 18 in El Salvador: A View from the Inside

A series of anonymous testimonies from Barrio 18 gang members taken by El Salvador 's Attorney General's Office reveal the innards of the gang's structure, operations and rules. The testimonies come from four "criteriados," or protected ...
 InSight Crime1 week ago Wanted: Police Willing to Go to War in El Salvador  InSight Crime1 month ago Under the Gaze of Police, Residents Flee El Salvador Gangs  InSight Crime2 months ago El Salvador police free to shoot gang members if threatened  AlertNet2 months ago
InSight Crime

El Salvador Gangs Outline Political Motives of Violence

El Salvador's largest street gangs have indicated they wield sufficient power to influence the country's presidential elections, in a statement highlighting the gangs' use of violence as a political tool. In a press release sent out to Salvadoran ...
 InSight Crime4 weeks ago El Salvador gang leaders seek talks with government over violence  Yahoo! News2 months ago

U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon worried by El Salvador violence as murders soar

By SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday he was concerned by violence in Central America and El Salvador, where there has been a sharp spike in murders and police assassinations over the last year.
 Sharenet2 months ago UN's Ban Ki-moon worried by El Salvador violence as murders soar  AlertNet2 months ago

Violada, perseguida y encarcelada, Karla Avelar es ahora referente mundial de las trans

SENSUNTEPEQUE, El Salvador —Karla Avelar sentía dolor de espalda cuando llegó a la prisión de Sensuntepeque, unos edificios de bloque ubicados en lo alto de un valle verde cerca de la frontera de El Salvador con Honduras. Así que, después del ...
 BuzzFeed1 month ago

From America's Mayor to international security guru: Rudy Giuliani sends experts to El Salvador

Rudolph Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor (1994-2001) credited with dramatically reducing crime in the Big Apple, is about to take on a major challenge: advising Salvadoran authorities on how to fight crime in their country. Hailed by ...
 TicoTimes.net2 months ago

These Are the World's Deadliest Cities

MEXICO CITY — Suffering from drug cartels, mara street gangs and rampant corruption, Latin America dominates the list of the world's most murderous cities, with 43 of the 50 top homicide rates in 2014, a new report says. The United States also ...
 GlobalPost2 months ago
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