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El Salvador arrests mediator of gang truce

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


El Salvador has arrested former congressman Raul Mijango, who brokered a controversial gang truce in 2012 that reduced murders in the violent Central American nation by half.

Mijango, a former guerilla commander and lawmaker with the ruling Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, was arrested on allegations of bringing banned objects into prisons and being an associate of gang members.


Source: Reuters