Prisoners are Being Tortured to Death in El Salvador’s Prisons
A new report describes what goes on within the Central American nation's prisons, which now hold 2 percent of the adult population.
Hacked El Salvador Journalists Sue Spyware Maker Pegasus in US Court
Journalists from the El Faro investigative outlet believe President Nayib Bukele's government purchased the spyware and is behind the hacking.
Why Are So Many More Gang Members Suddenly Dying in El Salvador’s Prisons?
At least 83 inmates have died in the country's opaque and overcrowded prison system in the eight months since a gang crackdown.
This Grandmother Tracked Down the Ex-Marine Who Allegedly Killed Her Daughter
Former bodybuilder and U.S. Marine, Raymond “R.J.” McLeod is the key suspect in the killing of Krystal Mitchell. He fled to Latin America following her murder in 2016 but was just arrested.
A Man Was Arrested Hours After He Criticized the El Salvador Government on Twitter
The fallout has led to renewed accusations that the authoritarian yet deeply popular President Nayib Bukele is escalating attacks against anyone who dares criticize him.
A Woman Just Got 50 Years for Murder After Her Pregnancy Ended
The latest sentencing appears to be the harshest ever handed down in El Salvador to a woman suspected of trying to abort her pregnancy.
The Bitcoin Crash Is Taking El Salvador's Big Bet With It
The value of El Salvador's Bitcoin hoard is down 50 percent amid an ongoing crypto crash.
A Woman Just Got 30 Years for Homicide After Losing Her Pregnancy
El Salvador is one of five countries in Latin America that has a total ban on abortion.
El Salvador’s President Unveils Golden ‘Bitcoin City’ Amid Brutal Crash
President Nayib Bukele unveiled the glittering mock-up, complete with a Bitcoin at the city’s center, as Bitcoin lost half its value.
10,000 Alleged Gang Members Got Arrested in El Salvador in 2 Weeks
The current crackdown is the most severe yet from President Nayib Bukele, and includes a sweeping new law aimed at censoring press reporting on the gangs.
Bukele Threatens El Salvador’s ‘Homeboys’ as Gang Killings Rise
“Because of your actions, now your homeboys won’t see a ray of sun,” El Salvador's president tweeted following a spike in murders.
The Dark Truth About El Salvador’s Plummeting Murder Rate
President Nayib Bukele takes credit for a sharp drop in gang murders. But a mother’s search for her missing children tells a more complicated story.