The government is headed by former members of the FMLN guerrilla group that transformed into a political party at the end of the country’s bloody civil war and went on to win two presidential elections.
Jose Figueroa claimed refugee status in Canada in 1997, but the Canadian government deemed him inadmissible in 2010 and ordered his deportation.
VICE News correspondent Danny Gold joined 'On The Line' to take your questions on the escalating violence between gangs and police in El Salvador.
VICE News correspondent Danny Gold speaks with students at the University of El Salvador about the country's gang problem and what they see as a potential solution.
VICE News reporter Danny Gold gains access inside the jail of Usulután, where members from opposing gangs — MS-13 and 18th Street Gang — are held in separate wings.
In the final part of our five-part series, VICE News correspondent Danny Gold examines how with deaths on both sides, the cycle of killings and retaliation shows no signs of stopping.
In part four of our five-part series, VICE News correspondent Danny Gold reports on how El Salvador's youth are affected by the conflict between the government and the country's street gangs.
El Salvador's civil war ended in 1992 and the former leftist guerrillas are now in government leading a crackdown against gangs. Some gang leaders claim that they now occupy the void those guerrillas left behind.
In part three of our five-part series, VICE News correspondent Danny Gold spends a day in Usulután, a small rural region of 300,000, now in the grip of a new wave of murders and disappearances at the hands of the El Salvador's street gangs.