Police in Honduras on Tuesday arrested eight people, including Jorge Neptaly Romero Mejía mayor of Talanga a town close to the capital city of Tegucigalpa and a former policeman ex-Sub-Commissioner Álvaro García, on charges of links to one of the country’s most feared criminal gangs. Arrest were carried out following a long investigation involving over […]
The success of the Central American Law Enforcement Exchange (CALEE) program hinges on bringing together U.S. and Central American law enforcement officers who share a common cause in the fight against violent transnational gangs. During the most recent CALEE, an important new partner was added to the group—prosecutors. “We have seen that when prosecutors and […]
At the start of the FBI’s recent Central American Law Enforcement Exchange (CALEE) program, participants from U.S. police departments and their counterparts from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, and Panama were strangers, but they shared one thing in common: a commitment to make their communities safe from violent gangs such as MS-13 and 18th […]
The town of Sonsonate, not far from the Pacific Ocean in western El Salvador, is home to a prison housing more than 800 inmates. Like many of the prisons in this Central American country, Centro Penal De Sonsonate incarcerates only gang members—and, by definition, each one is a killer. La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, and […]
“We want to apologize to society, we want peace with God and with the authorities.” The Honduras gangs leaders emphasized they have faith in God, and want to change the image of our Honduras.