On October 27, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “Anatomy of MS-13 – Policy Implications for El Salvador and the US” using the groundbreaking publication by Steven Dudley, MS-13: The Making of America’s Most Notorious Gang, as a basis for discussion. The event featured remarks by Dudley and commentary by Sonja Wolf, and Ricardo Zúñiga. Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue moderated the conversation.
On July 2, the Inter-American Dialogue and Counterpart International partnered to host ”Criminal Violence and Transitional Justice in El Salvador.” Speakers discussed the effects of the 2016 repeal of the 1993 Amnesty Law and the relationship between prosecuting past and present crimes in El Salvador.
On Tuesday, May 23rd, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event with Ivan Briscoe, Latin America and Caribbean program director at the International Crisis Group; Ana Glenda Tager, Latin America regional director at Interpeace; and Steven Dudley, Co-Director of InSight Crime. During this session, the speakers addressed violence in Central American in relation to gangs.
A discussion on the humanitarian and policy implications of changing migrant flows in response to growing criminal violence.