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Residents in a low-income settlement (controlled by MS 13)

pass by a police patrol, San Martín, San Salvador.

 

Photograph: Tariq Zaidi

 

El Salvador: a nation held hostage – a photo essay

El Salvador is commonly considered

the deadliest place in the world that is not a war zone,

but it may as well be one.

The defence ministry estimates

that as many as 500,000

of the country’s 6.5 million people

are involved in gangs

The Guardian

Fri 22 Nov 2019    07.00 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/22/
el-salvador-a-nation-held-hostage-a-photo-essay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The burial for Jose Luis, 11,

who was murdered

by members of the La 18 gang.

 

Photograph: Tariq Zaidi

 

He would play with friends in the park

on the border of a demarcation line

between La 18 and rival gang MS 13.

 

He was threatened by gang members

but continued playing with friends

who were later kidnapped by La 18.

 

His two friends escaped,

but Jose Luis was beaten, tortured,

stabbed and beheaded.

 

His body was left in a ditch

and found a few days later

 

El Salvador: a nation held hostage – a photo essay

El Salvador is commonly considered

the deadliest place in the world that is not a war zone,

but it may as well be one.

The defence ministry estimates that as many as 500,000

of the country’s 6.5 million people are involved in gangs

by Tariq Zaidi

The Guardian

Fri 22 Nov 2019    07.00 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/22/
el-salvador-a-nation-held-hostage-a-photo-essay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

El Salvador        UK / USA

 

https://www.npr.org/tags/136858131/el-salvador

https://www.theguardian.com/world/el-salvador

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/25/
el-salvador-house-of-horror-women-murders

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/gallery/2020/apr/26/
alpine-art-and-lockdown-bingo-sundays-best-photos

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/25/
el-salvador-imposes-prisons-lockdown-after-22-murders-in-a-day

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/11/
migrants-fleeing-central-america-guatemala-honduras-el-salvador-family-taken-killed-study

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/10/
804407503/troops-occupy-el-salvadors-legislature-to-back-president-s-crime-package

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/22/
el-salvador-a-nation-held-hostage-a-photo-essay

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/11/16/
774176106/i-miss-them-always-a-witness-recounts-el-salvador-s-1989-jesuit-massacre

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/11/15/
779628824/remembering-the-1989-massacre-of-jesuits-in-el-salvador

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/28/
lens/images-of-an-el-salvador-town-transformed-by-migration.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/28/
opinion/contributors/in-el-salvador-left-joins-right-in-asking-for-war-crimes-amnesty.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/05/7
10296555/in-what-you-have-heard-is-true-a-poet-bears-witness-to-devastating-civil-war

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/27/
lens/finding-echoes-of-todays-headlines-in-central-americas-proxy-wars-in-the-1980s.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/14/
el-salvador-massacre-el-mozote

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/19/
central-america-migrants-us-foreign-policy

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/14/
el-salvador-oscar-romero-civil-war-saint-justice

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/12/
639561423/a-voice-for-the-voiceless-sainthood-for-el-salvadors-archbishop-scar-romero

 

https://www.theguardian.com/global/video/2018/jul/19/
the-only-way-out-is-through-jesus-el-salvadors-brutal-gangs-and-salvation-video

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/02/
624231578/for-some-gang-members-in-el-salvador-the-evangelical-church-offers-a-way-out

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/jun/06/
el-salvador-devastating-epidemic-femicide

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/nov/23/
central-america-gangs-migrants-sexual-exploitation-prostitution

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/22/
el-salvador-worlds-most-homicidal-place

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1986/03/05/
movies/screen-salvador-by-stone.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Salvador        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/gallery/2020/apr/26/
alpine-art-and-lockdown-bingo-sundays-best-photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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El Salvador’s civil war    1980s-1992

 

 

 

 

 

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