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Weekly InSight: Special Investigation of Gangs and Municipal Power in Apopa, El Salvador

In our November 2 Facebook Live session, senior investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and senior editor Mike LaSusa spoke about InSight Crime’s new investigation of the criminal ties of José Elías Hernández, the former mayor of Apopa, El Salvador

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Weekly InSight: El Salvador’s Gang Truce on Trial

In our August 17 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke about a trial related to El Salvador‘s controversial gang truce that has spotlighted close ties between gangs and politics in the Central American country…

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El Salvador Mayor’s Arrest Highlights Gangs’ Political Clout

The recent arrest of a Salvadoran mayor, charged with using his position to provide favors to gang members in exchange for political benefits, illustrates the deep ties that can exist between criminal and political actors in El Salvador

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