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US launches $42 million plan to curb El Salvador crime

Friday, February 15, 2013

The US government will launch a $42 million program with the Salvadoran private sector to help reduce crime and violence in El Salvador.

The U.S. Agency for International Development is teaming up with five foundations in El Salvador to help bring homicides and gang violence under control in 50 of El Salvador’s most dangerous communities.

The program will focus on at-risk youths and helping cities develop anti-crime plans, said Mark Feierstein, USAID’s assistant administrator for Latin America. Feierstein said this is the largest partnership in USAID history with the private sector in one country.

Source: Miami Herald