Insecurity and Violence

Although the civil war ended with the signing of the Peace Accords in 1992, violence in El Salvador did not. El Salvador is one of the most violent countries in the world.  While mainstream media and the powerful blame the levels of violence and insecurity on street gangs, organized crime, drug trafficking, militarization and police brutality, death squads, political violence and repression, domestic violence and violence against women, and institutional or structural violence play important roles.

Read more about violence and insecurity in El Salvador:

El Salvador Grapples with Rising Bloodshed
by Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times

Central America: The tormented isthmus
The Economist

SHARE eNewsletter: The Violence in El Salvador Today
by SHARE staff

ILEA: Is the US Restarting Dirty Wars in Latin America?
Project Censored

ILEA report
by SHARE staff

2007 El Salvador Violence Report
by SHARE staff