El Salvador’s President Destroyed Evidence of Gang Dealings: Report
Videos and documents compiled by investigators show the director of prisons seized records of meetings between the MS-13 and Nayib Bukele
MS-13 Banished Trans Women From a Town and Murdered Those Who Stayed
“It was as if the earth had swallowed them.”
El Salvador is Trying to Control MS-13 by Doubling its Army
The notorious and violent MS-13 and Barrio 18 gangs control swathes of the Central American nation, despite the efforts of President Nayib Bukele to reduce their hold.
A Former Cop Has Confessed to Being a Serial Killer
A leaked criminal file reviewed by VICE World News in El Salvador details the modus operandi of Hugo Osorio, in whose house at least 18 bodies were found.
A Mass Grave Was Discovered in a ‘Psychopath’ Ex-Cop's Well
Now, people from across El Salvador have descended on the crime scene in search of their missing loved ones, some of whom went missing years ago.
The Price of Being Gay in the MS-13 Gang? Death
Homosexuality is an affront to the rules of El Salvador’s violent street gangs, and a documentary filmmaker has shown a side to the gangs never seen before.
How a Notorious Gang Governed Alongside a Mayor in El Salvador
The latest conviction of a former local mayor in El Salvador serves as an example of how local authorities work with, not against, the local street gangs to serve shared interests.
El Salvador’s President Joked About Being a Dictator. Now He Has Absolute Power.
“He has behaved well with the people, and the people have spoken,” said one of Bukele’s voters.
El Salvador’s First Openly Gay Candidate Reclaims Slurs and Campaigns from Clubs
Erick Iván Ortiz's political bid is the first of its kind in conservative El Salvador, but he prefers gay clubs to the street for getting his message out.
How Surfing Saved Me From Joining the MS-13 Gang
“If someone had told me when I was a child that surfing would take me to the other side of the world, I would have told them that they were crazy,” said Bryan Pérez, El Salvador’s greatest surfer.
Opposition Party Members Just Got Gunned Down in El Salvador
President Nayib Bukele made comments seemingly suggesting the attack had been staged as part of the FMLN's campaign for upcoming local elections.
El Salvador's President Jokes That He's a Dictator. But Maybe He Is?
After worrying tweets about military power and extending his term, Nayib Bukele changed his profile picture to a Sacha Baron Cohen character from the film "The Dictator."