mayors

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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More than 80 Mexico Mayors Murdered Since 2006

More than 80 current and former mayors have been killed in Mexico over the past ten years, with three of those murders occurring just in the past few weeks — a pattern of violence that underscores the political aims of the criminal groups involved in a significant number of the assassinations…

Read this piece in its entirety at InSight Crime.