Are El Salvador's Murderous Gangs the Voice of the Oppressed? They Think So
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.
'We're Still Not Practicing What He Preached': El Salvador Celebrates Oscar Romero’s Beatification as Gangs Wage War
Experiencing an explosion of criminal violence, many Salvadorans cling to the slain archbishop’s message of peace and reconciliation as a source of hope.