The dark side of El Salvador's war on gangs

February 02, 2024

Medrano was falsely accused of gang membership, Hernandez told AFP at her rickety, wooden home on a dirt road in El Rosario, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the capital San Salvador. "But at the funeral home I was told the body had bruises," Hernandez told AFP. "People don't know what life is really like," she told AFP. "The police officer had a quota of five arrests," she told AFP. "I have no news of her," the 63-year-old told AFP tearfully, showing off a photo of her daughter at her home in Soyapango in the San Salvador department.