Category: El Salvador

El Salvador Organized Crime Writing

MS13 Trial in Spain Highlights Gang’s Struggle for International Unity

The trial has started for Spain’s largest-ever operation against the MS13, revealing details of the Central American gang’s failed attempt to unify factions and expand operations internationally.

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El Salvador Convicts First Mayor for Ties to Gangs

El Salvador’s first ever conviction of a mayor for ties to gangs shows that the country’s judicial system has the capacity to take down corrupted officials, but the widespread influence of gangs in politics continues to pose significant challenges.

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Amid Elite Crime Scandals, CentAm Continues Anti-Gang Focus

Authorities in Central America have arrested hundreds of suspected gang members in recent days during coinciding operations, but their willingness to mount such large-scale efforts against gangs has not been matched by an equivalent committment to tackle recent allegations of serious official corruption.