06 Nov 2018

MS-13, Barrio 18 Gangs Allegedly Employ More People in El Salvador Than Country’s Largest Employers

“MS-13 and Barrio 18, two of El Salvador’s most feared gangs, may have hired close to 60,000 people to work as ‘lookouts, collectors and assassins,’ compared to the 20,000 Salvadorans working for two U.S. underwear companies that are considered the Central American nation’s biggest employers, according to a report citing local

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31 Aug 2018

El Salvador arrests more than 400 MS-13 gang members

“Police in El Salvador have arrested more than 400 gang members in one of the largest nation-wide crackdowns to date against the Mara Salvatrucha. The director of the National Civil Police said Tuesday the arrests were aimed at disabling the gang’s vast financial and logistics network. Howard Cotto said that

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21 Aug 2018

The U.S. Government Wants to Wiretap Facebook Messenger in an MS-13 Case

An ongoing case in California has pitted Facebook against the US Justice Department, who wants Facebook to share decrypted voice messages as part of an investigation on the gang MS-13. Details of the case are sealed, but sources indicate that Facebook may be held in contempt of court for refusing

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