In this article, Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón argues that focusing on the often-exaggerated connections between El Salvador's maras and international drug trafficking can distract attention from El Salvador's other roles in the transnational drug trade, such as its position as a money laundering center.

You can read the full article in English via Insight Crime here.

The article originally appeared in Spanish in El Faro. Click here to read the article in Spanish.