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The ‘Protection Racket’: Gangs & Violence in San Salvador

January 7, 2021

It was January 5, 2020, a new year, but it had brought the same old killings in a city dogged by violence, where the fight for space in competing illicit economies is often a deadly affair.  For San Salvador resident Humberto Reyes, a sunny morning in the Historic Center’s sprawling markets began with two shots […]