El Salvador Debates Best Way to Counter MS-13 Gang Violence
El Salvador wrestles with one of Central America's biggest challenges: the rise of criminal gangs such as MS-13. Gangs test the government's policies on policing, detention and crime prevention. Different camps debate whether to invest more in strong-hand punitive approaches, social interventions or a combination of the two. Cristina Caicedo Smit has the second of three reports on MS-13.