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El Salvador

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  • The week in Latin America: Peru's African legacy

     
    Here are stories that made top headlines in Latin America this week, and highlights from our coverage of the region by Times reporters and your blogger here at La Plaza: Significant court ruling in Mexico In Mexico, the Supreme Court ruled that human-...
  • Unprecedented action aimed at weakening MS-13 street gang

     
    Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 on Thursday won the distinction of being the first street gang designated by the federal government as a “transnational criminal organization." Local law enforcement officials cheered what they saw as the unprecedented federal...
  • Federal officials want to starve MS-13 gang of its money

     
    Federal authorities named Mara Salvatrucha MS-13, the ruthless Latin American gang born three decades ago on the streets of Los Angeles, a “transnational criminal organization” on Thursday, making it the first street gang to join the list. The...
  • Fed crackdown shows MS-13 gang is real threat, experts said

     
    The decision last week by federal authorities to classify the Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 gang as a “transnational criminal organization" has some experts hoping the move will put the gang on the run....
  • Judge to consider dismissing charges against anti-gang activist

     
    This post has been corrected, as noted below. A judge will consider dismissing federal racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder charges Wednesday against one of the nation’s most well-known anti-gang activists. The U.S. attorney’s office...
  • Boys' basketball: Ivan Barahona to coach El Salvador national team

     
    Pacific Hills Coach Ivan Barahona said Monday he has been selected to coach the El Salvador national basketball team. Barahona will continue to direct the Bruins but also make trips to El Salvador, where he was born. -- Eric Sondheimer...
  • Federal case against anti-gang activist dismissed; 'errors' cited

     
    A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed federal racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder charges against one of the nation’s most well-known anti-gang activists at the request of federal prosecutors, who acknowledged his indictment contained...
  • WEST BANK: Palestinians determined to get more recognition

     
    The Palestinian Authority is doubling its efforts to get as many countries to recognize it before September, when it plans to officially ask the United Nations for recognition and membership. Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad Malki said on...
  • Salvador pop heroes will relive Buenas Epocas at Hollywood Park

     
    A reunion concert of El Salvadoran pop stars of the 1960s and '70s at Hollywood Park Casino on Saturday will recall the Buenas Epocas, a golden era of Latin American music....
  • MS-13 gangs linked with L.A., Salvador in National Geographic documentary

     
    The new documentary "Gang Warfare USA" shows how U.S. deportation policies may be helping the violent MS-13 gang to flourish both in El Salvador and the U.S....
  • Elections in Nicaragua, Guatemala underscore threats to democracy

     
    Elections in Guatemala and Nicaragua: Voters on Sunday were choosing presidents in Guatemala and Nicaragua, two Central American countries where democracy has been dramatically weakened by violence and political abuse....