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MagazineJul 27, 2012
El Salvador Gangs Call Truce
in El Salvador, where its two largest street gangs - "Calle 18" and "Mara Salvatrucha" - have reached an unprecedented truce that authorities say has cut the homicide rate in half in just four months. The relentless tit-for-tat murders between the two gangs made El Salvador the most murderous in the world last year after neighbouring Honduras, also ravaged by gang violence.