Representatives of El Salvador's notorious Mara Salvatrucha and Mara 18 gangs have announced an expansion of the terms of their recent truce, calling a halt to the recruitment of children and youths and declaring schools off-limits for their activities.
Last month the Central Am …
The new federal crackdown on the notorious Los Angeles-based Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 street gang is being cheered by some local officials, though others worry about some of the side effects. The designation gives the U.S. Treasury De... Read Post
An inmate gestures from her cell inside the national female prision in San Salvador, El Salvador, on May 28, 2012. Female inmates ask to join the March truce declared by the Mara-18 and Salvatrucha gangs, to get benefits in jail. Read Post