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Inter-American Bank backs El Salvador anti-violence

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Inter-American Development Bank, IDB, has approved a $45 million loan to implement El Salvador’s new social youth violence prevention project.

The initiative combines work training, institutional strengthening and jail rehabilitation programs, among other actions that will improve the chances of successfully reintegrating young offenders into society.

El Salvador is no longer home to the world’s second-highest murder rate, which it had in 2011, when a rate of 69.2 per 100,000 inhabitants trailed only Honduras’ 91.6, according to the 2011 United Nations Global Study on Homicide.

Source: Infosur Hoy