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Gang truce buys El Salvador a tenuous peace

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Five months later, the truce between El Salvador's warring gangs, has endured.

El Salvador is long one of the most violent countries in the Americas, but the truce is moving it in the opposite direction, the authorities contend, leading to a precipitous drop in violence.

But others question whether the government should have essentially made what some consider a pact with the devil for the public good.




Source: New York Times