04-10-19 Latin American Weekly Report
Vizcarra takes the plunge and dissolves congress
Not only have El Salvador’s street gangs abandoned their truce; they have also embarked on a strategy of penetrating institutions of the State, including the military and police, as well as targeted civil organisations. That, at least, is what Ricardo Perdomo, the justice & public security minister of the outgoing Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN), maintains. His claims, come against the backdrop of another increase in the number of homicides which could wipe out much of the improvement attributed to the truce between the two main gangs, Mara Salvatrucha (MS) and Mara-18 (M-18).
By joining as an individual member you’ll have the opportunity to access our wide range of public events at a discounted rate, as well as additional benefits such as online access to in-depth reports, webinar recordings and This Week in Latin America news articles.
Get the latest information on upcoming Canning House events and other events related to Latin America and Iberia across the UK and beyond.