Tensions Rise over Dissident MS13 Faction in El Salvador

MS13 Graffiti on Wall in El Salvador
Q24N via Insightcrime.org – A breakaway faction of El Salvador’s MS13 gang has reportedly been the source of increasing conflict, underlining how gang rivalries and violence can contribute to cycles of retaliation.
Authorities in El Salvador said the high command of the MS13 has instructed members to step up the fight against a splinter group known as MS503, also known as the “revolucionarios,” reported El Diario de Hoy.
The MS503 reportedly broke away from the MS13 after some gang leaders allegedly received money during negotiations with former President Mauricio Funes’s government, but chose not to share the perks with the rest of the group.
In January 2016, a leader of the dissident group, Walter Antonio Carrillo Alfaro, alias “El Chory,” was killed in the

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