Salvador Sánchez Cerén
El Salvador’s Government Wants to Make Sure Nobody Tries to Negotiate a Gang Truce Again
The arrest of 18 people for allegedly committing crimes while they helped negotiate the last truce in 2012 appears to rule out any alternative to the government’s “iron fist” approach to the country’s brutal criminal gangs.
El Salvador's Gangs Offered a Truce — And the Government Declared War
The government has declared a state of emergency in seven prisons and is expected to mobilize the army to fight the gangs in some areas.
El Salvador’s Already Horrific Murder Rate Is Getting Much Worse
The number of murders in the first two months of this year was more than double the number in the same period of 2015.
The Neverending War in El Salvador
As El Salvador's gang war reaches it's deadliest heights, the government has decided to meet violence with violence.
The 18th Street Gang Just Set Out to Prove It Runs El Salvador’s Transport System
Four people including a bus driver were killed on Wednesday in the latest attack against El Salvador's bus system after a country-wide stoppage ordered by the 18th Street gang.
El Salvador Just Had Its Most Violent Month Since the End of the Civil War
After the dismantling of the gang truce in El Salvador last year, violent crime has risen steadily. May saw 635 killings, a 32 percent increase over March, the previous deadliest month.