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Cocaine seized in El Salvador
In contrast to other territorial criminal organizations, El Salvador's drug trafficking groups do... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

UN Highlights Salvadoran Narcos’ Political Connections

Jose Misael Cisneros, alias “Medio Millon”
The leader of El Salvador's Texis Cartel, Jose Misael Cisneros Rodriguez, alias "Medio Millon"... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

‘Medio Millon,’ El Salvador Mobster, Lived in Boston Until 2009

The six MS-13 leaders sanctioned by the US
Two of the MS-13 gang leaders recently blacklisted by the US Treasury have gang factions, or... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

What 2 MS-13 Leaders Have in Common: Active Gangs in the US

Former police chief Menesses with a Barrio 18 leader
For the second time, the Salvadoran embassy in Washington DC is about to turn into a temporal home... ReadLeer
/ Chepe Luna

Washington: a Refuge for Friends of El Salvador Drug Trafficker

El Salvador congressman Wilber Rivera
El Salvador's security minister claimed that no members of Congress were accused of ties to a... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Once Again, El Salvador Ignores Narco-Congress Links

The First Capital Command (Primeiro Comando da Capital – PCC) was inspired by the Red Command... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

First Capital Command – PCC

Jailed Amigos dos Amigos leader, "Nem"
Amigos dos Amigos is a criminal group based in Brazil’s second-largest city, Rio de Janeiro. The... ReadLeer
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Amigos dos Amigos

Antônio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, alias “Nem,” led the Amigos dos Amigos gang in Rocinha, a... ReadLeer
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Antônio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, alias ‘Nem’

Alias "Repollo," one of El Salvador's biggest cocaine traffickers
With the recent capture of a Salvadoran drug trafficker, Central America stands to lose one of its... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Timing in Arrest of Salvadoran Drug Trafficker Raises Questions

Reynerio Flores and wife at a court hearing last year
Two days before Christmas Eve 2012, a group of gang members and state intelligence agents met with... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

The Heirs to El Salvador’s Cocaine Trade: A Christmas Meeting

Hector Silva Avalos, Salvadoran journalist and current resident fellow at American University's... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

The Day El Salvador’s Police Captured ‘El Burro’

Una guerrillera del FBL
The Patriotic Forces of National Liberation (FPLN) is a guerrilla group based in western Venezuela,... ReadLeer