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El Salvador

22 July 2022

InSight Crime

Almost four months into a nationwide crackdown, El Salvador's government has failed to disarm its notorious street gangs. It started at the end of March, when President Nayib Bukele revealed the government's official hashtag: #GuerraContraPandillas, or the 'war against the gangs.' The government boasts it has already arrested more than 45,000 so-called "terrorists," claiming these are almost all suspected members of the infamous Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) street gang, or... (GunPolicy.org)

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