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El Salvador police chief rejects overture from gangs

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

El Salvador's government will not negotiate with powerful street gangs following an anonymous offer to stop crime-related bloodshed afflicting this Central American country, the head of national police said Monday.

"There is no negotiation of any kind with any criminal structure," police commissioner Howard Cotto said at a news conference. "Our job is to prevent and combat crime, that is what we do and that is what we are going to continue doing."

Source: Associated Press