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El Salvador: State of emergency after 62 gang killings in a day

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El Salvador: State of emergency after 62 gang killings in a day Empty El Salvador: State of emergency after 62 gang killings in a day

Post by Tommy Monk Sun Mar 27, 2022 6:25 pm




El Salvador's parliament has approved a state of emergency after the Central American country recorded dozens of gang-related murders in a single day.

Police said there had been 62 murders on Saturday, making it the most violent 24-hour period since the end of the civil war in 1992.

New laws restrict the right to gather, allow arrests without a warrant and the monitoring of communications.

Last year, the gang-plagued nation recorded 1,140 murders - a 30-year low.

However, that still equates to 18 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. In November, another spate of violence led to more than 40 people being killed within three days.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-60893048


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