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Otilia Sorto Fuentes. Salvadoran helping children at the Hospital Benjamin Bloom.

Otilia Sorto Fuentes is a Salvadoran living in the US whose life mission is to help children with kidney failure at the Benjamin Bloom Hospital in San Salvador. Otilia was born in the small town of Corinto in the … Read more

Hospital El Salvador

Hospital El Salvador. Taking care of COVID-19 patients.

El Salvador hospital is the new health facility built by the Nayib Bukele administration. It was built between March and August 2020 for the sole purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. El Salvador hospital was built on the grounds of … Read more

18th street Barrio 18

18th street or Barrio 18 gang profile.

This story originally appeared on InsightCrime.org on March 11, 2019. The 18th Street Gang, also known as “Barrio 18,” is one of the largest youth gangs in the Western Hemisphere. Like its better known rival, the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13), … Read more

MS13 MS-13 Mara Salvatrucha

MS13, MS-13 or Mara Salvatrucha gang profile.

This story originally appeared on InsightCrime.org on March 11, 2019. The Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13 , is perhaps the most notorious street gang in the Western Hemisphere. While MS13 has its origins in the poor, refugee-laden neighborhoods of 1980s … Read more

Munguia Payes

Munguia Payes. Salvadoran ex-minister of Defense.

Munguia Payes is the Salvadoran ex-minister of Defence. He served ten years on this position under two FMLN Presidential Administrations, Mauricio Funes’s and Salvador Sanchez Ceren.

El Salvador crime profile

El Salvador Crime Profile.

This story originally appeared on InsightCrime.org on Septe, 2mber 17, 2017. El Salvador Crime Profile. El Salvador is a relatively small but growing player in the drug trafficking business. It serves as a drug receiving and storage point along … Read more

Panama Country Profile

Panama Country Profile.

This story originally appeared on InsightCrime.org on April 24, 2018. PanamaCountry Profile in Crime. Panama’s location connecting Central and South America has made it a key transit point for illicit trade, as well as a refuge and negotiating area … Read more

Costa Rica Country Profile

Costa Rica Country Profile.

This story originally appeared on InsightCrime.org on November 27, 2019. Costa Rica Country Profile in Crime. Costa Rica has traditionally been perceived as a bastion of security in crime-ravaged Central America. In recent years, however, the country has experienced … Read more

Nicaragua Country Profile

Nicaragua Country Profile.

This story originally appeared on InsightCrime.org on June 14, 2018. Nicaragua Country Profile in Crime. Nicaragua has long been one of the least violent countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Although some local gangs and at least one … Read more

Honduras Country profile

Honduras Country Profile.

This story originally appeared on InsightCrime.org on August 27, 2018. Honduras Country Profile in Crime. Honduras is one of the most important drug trafficking operation centers between South America and Mexico. With all of its branches of government and … Read more