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U.S. Peace Corps pulls out of El Salvador

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The U.S. Peace Corps has suspended its projects in El Salvador over safety concerns as the Central American nation struggles to stem rising murder rates and gang violence.

The Peace Corps said that due to the "ongoing security environment," about 55 Peace Corps volunteers working across El Salvador on social and youth development programs were no longer safe in a country with one of the world's highest murder rates.

Source: Reuters