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Tag Results for "Mauricio Funes"

El Salvador Sees 52 Percent Drop in Murders Since Gang Truce

El Salvador's President Mauricio Funes said Saturday that the "truce" among street gangs that took effect last March "has had results," since homicides have dropped 52 percent since then. continue reading »

El Salvador Has First Homicide-Free Day in Three Years

Saturday marked the first time El Salvador had had a murder-free day in more than three years. On average, the Central American country had 12 murders a day in 2009, but that average has risen to 18 continue reading »

UN Hears:Drug Trafficking Greatest Threat to Latin American Countries Today

Costa Rica and El Salvador, two countries highly affected by drug-related violence in recent years, have urged the United Nations to help fight drug cartels and organized crime, and called on Member States with high numbers of drug consumers to take the lead on the issue. continue reading »