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Event Type Gang Related Reports & Analysis  Date Time 2015-03-29 16:55:00 
Country SV  City San Salvador 
Latitude 13.693  Longitude -89.218 
URL http://www.insightcrime.org/news-analysis/el-salvador-president-denies-negotiating-with-gangs     
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"Despite President Mauricio Funes' denial that his government struck a deal with gang leaders to lower homicide rates in return for better prison conditions, it is now clear that someone in the administration helped broker this truce, setting what could be a dangerous precedent for dealings with gangs regionwide." (Source: In Sight Crime, "Govt-'Facilitated' Gang Truce in Salvador Sets Dangerous Regional Precedent," March 29, 2015) (To read the story go to, http://www.insightcrime.org/news-analysis/el-salvador-president-denies-negotiating-with-gangs)

(NOTE: For further reading on this subject go to, "El Salvador church leaders call for new gang truce," GlobalPost, April 22, 2014, at, "http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140422/el-salvador-church-leaders-call-new-gang-truce")

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