Gang violence expert Sonja Wolf expresses doubts about current short-term fix approaches to drug trafficking in Central America—both government plans to negotiate with the maras in El Salvador and the fully militarised onslaught in Mexico.
A CIA document, recently declassified and heavily redacted, has been published by the El Salvador electronic newspaper La Página (2 February 2012). Article in Spanish.
Mike Gatehouse -
El Salvador says sorry for the violence of the past, but not a word about the violence of the present: the 'war on drugs' and the security interference by the USA.
Two decades after the signing of the Peace Accords, together with the social commitments they contained, El Salvador's levels of poverty and violence are so high that academic and social leaders are proposing new accords to overcome the crisis.
The author places the murder of a group of Jesuits and their housekeeper and daughter, more than two decades ago, in the context of today's justice system in El Salvador.