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Homicides in El Salvador reach record as gang violence grows

Apr 09, 2015    

El Salvador had more homicides in March than any other single month in a decade, a dark milestone that some attribute to the collapse of a gang truce and one that could mark a trend of greater violence to come.Data from the National Civil Police show 481 homicides recorded last month, or more than 15 a day. April's start is no better, with 73 killings reported in the first five days. At this rate, El Salvador is on pace to surpass Honduras as the deadliest peace-time country in the world.Gang-on-gang violence, as well as attacks on police and Salvadorans in general is spiking in what authoriti...

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