evolved and been nurtured by a myriad of cultural, political, and transnational circumstances and facilitations at the highest levels. It is simply about power, corruption, and wealth.
What about enforcement and the rule of law? Where are they? And why are arrests so few and far between, with unsuccessful investigations that are not leading to successful prosecutions and convictions?
El Salvador’s murder rate is reported at
41.2. Focusing on El Salvador is necessary to see the strategic implications of geographical issues; political situations;
that homeland’s state of readiness to
defend against gangs and domestic and transnational organized crime; and the significance of the threats that are felt by its neighbors and even across the U.S. border and into major U.S. cities. El Salvador's gang and criminal networks know the U.S. system of criminal justice, as well as the criminal operating networks within. Thousands of Salvadoran's have served prison and jail terms in the U.S., and many have assimilated with other domestic crime networks, plus there are those who have been suspected and/or reported to have ties to international terrorist organizations.
Remarkably, El Salvador is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. It borders the Pacific Ocean, and the countries of Guatemala and Honduras. The importance of El Salvador, to serve as a domestic and TCO deterrent in this region, is critically necessary for the security of the entire hemisphere.
Proactive and strategic policing and law