Organized Crime & Gangs

Mexican drug cartels making ugly mark on Central America

“The Mexican drug gangs rapidly infiltrating Central America call El Salvador ‘El Caminito,’ the little pathway.

Once an afterthought among drug traffickers, tiny El Salvador is increasingly becoming a favored shipping route for the expanding narco-business.

The cartels have been abetted by ruthless street gangs with roots in Los Angeles and secretive networks from the country’s civil war. And with its use of the U.S. dollar as its official currency, El Salvador is a money-launderer’s paradise.”

Source: Nation & World | Mexican drug cartels making ugly mark on Central America | Seattle Times Newspaper

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