El Salvador: Murder rate drops substantially last six months due in part to truce

Posted on September 8, 2012 • Filed under: Conflicts, Crime, El Salvador, Organized Crime, Police/Military Activity

Laprensa.com.ni reported the gang truce in El Salvador, which fell from 14 to 5.5 the average daily killings, six months meets on Sunday amid mistrust between the population and the breath of the OAS mediators and is seeking a permanent covenant.

Under the mediation of Fabio Colindres military chaplain and former rebel commander Raul Mijango, gangs Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Barrio 18 (M-18) agreed on March 9 mutual cease war, which had given the country the image one of the more violent the world.

“It has not been easy to get where we are. There are many who do not believe in this process and we respect that, but any ideas to stop this violence painful difficulty is valid and we have to try, time will tell,” said Colindres to AFP.

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