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Analysis: El Salvador gang truce is big opportunity

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The gang peace in El Salvador provides a once in a lifetime opportunity for the people of El Salvador, the US, and the region) to bring crime levels under control.

However, it won't be easy – much needs to be done in both the short – and longterm to ensure success, writes blogger Mike Allison.

There is a need for short and long-range actions and policies. Gang leaders in El Salvador have asked for humane prison conditions, medical care, jobs, and training and rehabilitation programs.

Source: Christian Science Monitor