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El Salvador struggles to enforce rules on private security firms

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Police in El Salvador say that a legal technicality is preventing them from holding private security agencies accountable for offenses they commit, highlighting the difficulty of ensuring sufficient oversight of private security bodies in Latin America.

More than 450 private security agencies in El Salvador are operating illegally and have not renewed their authorization papers in order to continue operating, La Prensa Gráfica reported.

Source: Insight Crime