Salvadorans wearing white shirts as a symbol of peace while taking part in the national march for Life, Peace and Justice organized by the government in power, of the left wing political party FMLN (Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front). Thousands of Salvadorans participated in the march to show their support for a a better country.

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Salvadorans wearing white shirts as a symbol of peace while taking part in the national march for Life, Peace and Justice organized by the government in power, of the left wing political party FMLN (Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front). Thousands of Salvadorans participated in the march to show their support for a a better country.

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El Salvador, violence, Latin America, police, PNC, National Civil Police, gangs, maras, crime, homicide, America, impunity, war, conflict, Mara Salvatrucha, MS 13, Barrion 18, revolucionarios, sureños, pandillas, violencia, crimen, conflicto, impunidad,

Police investigators, a forensic doctor and the district attorney check the boy of a 14 years old boy who was shot in the head and body.

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Police investigators, a forensic doctor and the district attorney check the boy of a 14 years old boy who was shot in the head and body.

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El Salvador, violence, Latin America, police, PNC, National Civil Police, gangs, maras, crime, homicide, America, impunity, war, conflict, Mara Salvatrucha, MS 13, Barrion 18, revolucionarios, sureños, pandillas, violencia, crimen, conflicto, impunidad,
Youngsters enjoying the amusement rides at the fair during the holiday celebration in honor of San Salvador's patron the Divine Savior of the World Jesus Christ. During the holiday weekend there were a total of 50 homicides including two which happened at the country fair's site where a member of the MS gang was murdered. ×
Youngsters enjoying the amusement rides at the fair during the holiday celebration in honor of San Salvador's patron the Divine Savior of the World Jesus Christ. During the holiday weekend there were a total of 50 homicides including two which happened at the country fair's site where a member of the MS gang was murdered. ×
El Salvador, violence, Latin America, police, PNC, National Civil Police, gangs, maras, crime, homicide, America, impunity, war, conflict, Mara Salvatrucha, MS 13, Barrion 18, revolucionarios, sureños, pandillas, violencia, crimen, conflicto, impunidad,
Graffiti from the Barrio 18 gang at a kids playground inside the Santisima Trinidad neighborhood which is under control by the gang, the community that is located in the district of Soyapango, which is one of the dangerous and has a high level of gang ac ×
Graffiti from the Barrio 18 gang at a kids playground inside the Santisima Trinidad neighborhood which is under control by the gang, the community that is located in the district of Soyapango, which is one of the dangerous and has a high level of gang ac ×
El Salvador, violence, Latin America, police, PNC, National Civil Police, gangs, maras, crime, homicide, America, impunity, war, conflict, Mara Salvatrucha, MS 13, Barrion 18, revolucionarios, sureños, pandillas, violencia, crimen, conflicto, impunidad,
A soldier stands guard at the entrance of a public school. The Salvadoran government has provided this service to many public schools to prevent any gang violence. ×
A soldier stands guard at the entrance of a public school. The Salvadoran government has provided this service to many public schools to prevent any gang violence. ×
El Salvador, violence, Latin America, police, PNC, National Civil Police, gangs, maras, crime, homicide, America, impunity, war, conflict, Mara Salvatrucha, MS 13, Barrion 18, revolucionarios, sureños, pandillas, violencia, crimen, conflicto, impunidad,

Skulls of young person who were found in mass graves or without identification are being studied at the Forensic Anthropology department of the Institute of Legal Medicine (IML).

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Skulls of young person who were found in mass graves or without identification are being studied at the Forensic Anthropology department of the Institute of Legal Medicine (IML).

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A boy plays with is car as police officers stand guard at a double homicide scene next door to the kid's house, where Elba Doris Barahona and her brother Job Navidad Barahona  were gunned down by gang members early in the morning. ×
A boy plays with is car as police officers stand guard at a double homicide scene next door to the kid's house, where Elba Doris Barahona and her brother Job Navidad Barahona  were gunned down by gang members early in the morning. ×
El Salvador, violence, Latin America, police, PNC, National Civil Police, gangs, maras, crime, homicide, America, impunity, war, conflict, Mara Salvatrucha, MS 13, Barrion 18, revolucionarios, sureños, pandillas, violencia, crimen, conflicto, impunidad,
Salvadoran families listen to the instructions given by an immigration employee after arriving deported from Mexico. Many Salvadorans are leaving the country due to the high levels of violence and lack of opportunities.

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Salvadoran families listen to the instructions given by an immigration employee after arriving deported from Mexico. Many Salvadorans are leaving the country due to the high levels of violence and lack of opportunities.

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El Salvador, violence, Latin America, police, PNC, National Civil Police, gangs, maras, crime, homicide, America, impunity, war, conflict, Mara Salvatrucha, MS 13, Barrion 18, revolucionarios, sureños, pandillas, violencia, crimen, conflicto, impunidad,
Rolando poses for a portrait to show his gun shot wounds, he was shot six time one day a few steps from his house around 6:30 in the morning. He just remembers seeing two guys walk by him and then he was shot. ×
Rolando poses for a portrait to show his gun shot wounds, he was shot six time one day a few steps from his house around 6:30 in the morning. He just remembers seeing two guys walk by him and then he was shot. ×
El Salvador, violence, Latin America, police, PNC, National Civil Police, gangs, maras, crime, homicide, America, impunity, war, conflict, Mara Salvatrucha, MS 13, Barrion 18, revolucionarios, sureños, pandillas, violencia, crimen, conflicto, impunidad,
Family, friends and members of the National Civil police placing flower arrangements on the tomb of at the funeral service of a fallen colleague who was gunned down by gang members or "maras" while on duty. He leaves behind a 1 year old child and a wife.

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Family, friends and members of the National Civil police placing flower arrangements on the tomb of at the funeral service of a fallen colleague who was gunned down by gang members or "maras" while on duty. He leaves behind a 1 year old child and a wife.

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El Salvador, violence, Latin America, police, PNC, National Civil Police, gangs, maras, crime, homicide, America, impunity, war, conflict, Mara Salvatrucha, MS 13, Barrion 18, revolucionarios, sureños, pandillas, violencia, crimen, conflicto, impunidad,
Police officers of the 911 Halcones unit stop and search a couple of teenagers suspected of being lookouts and members of the Barrio 18 gang which controls la Dina community,  under the new terrorism law all gang members are consider terrorist including those persons who aid or associate with gangs. ×
Police officers of the 911 Halcones unit stop and search a couple of teenagers suspected of being lookouts and members of the Barrio 18 gang which controls la Dina community,  under the new terrorism law all gang members are consider terrorist including those persons who aid or associate with gangs. ×
El Salvador, violence, Latin America, police, PNC, National Civil Police, gangs, maras, crime, homicide, America, impunity, war, conflict, Mara Salvatrucha, MS 13, Barrion 18, revolucionarios, sureños, pandillas, violencia, crimen, conflicto, impunidad,
A kid heads to school in La Vega neighborhood, which is consider dangerous due to gang activity and violence.

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A kid heads to school in La Vega neighborhood, which is consider dangerous due to gang activity and violence.

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El Salvador, violence, Latin America, police, PNC, National Civil Police, gangs, maras, crime, homicide, America, impunity, war, conflict, Mara Salvatrucha, MS 13, Barrion 18, revolucionarios, sureños, pandillas, violencia, crimen, conflicto, impunidad,
A teenager heads to school as he was by a crime scene where a man was shot gang member early in the morning. ×
A teenager heads to school as he was by a crime scene where a man was shot gang member early in the morning. ×
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A member of the Barrio 18 gang is arrested during a night raid, under the new terrorism law all gang members are consider terrorist including those persons who aid or associate with gangs. ×
A member of the Barrio 18 gang is arrested during a night raid, under the new terrorism law all gang members are consider terrorist including those persons who aid or associate with gangs. ×
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