A gang truce meant no murders. A nice little Saturday! Pretty soon all Saturdays in El Salvador will look like Frank the Tank’s: “Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we’re going to go to Home Depot.”
After 358 inmates perished in the deadliest prison fire anywhere in a century, an internal Honduran government report shows that more than half of the prison’s 856 inmates had never been tried, let alone convicted. It’s a stunning report.
The raging drug war in Mexico is worse than anyone thought. In the midst of a now four-year-long bloody campaign against the cartels and gangs, 2010 has emerged as the most violent on record.