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Waging War: Gangs of El Salvador (Part 1)

Waging War: Gangs of El Salvador (Part 1)Waging War: Gangs of El Salvador (Part 1)

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Title :Waging War: Gangs of El Salvador (Part 1)
Duration : 11m 53s
Uploader : VICE News
Added On: : 23 November, 2015
Views : 1113345 times
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El Salvador is set to eclipse Honduras as the country with the highest homicide rate in the world. ​There have already been over 5,700 murders this year in a country with a population of just over six million. El Salvador’s murder rate is now the highest it’s been since the end of the country’s brutal civil war — there is on average ​around ​one murder an hour. The staggering death toll follows the breakdown of a truce between powerful, rival gangs and the government. Police and military are now combatting the gangs head-on ​and, as part of its so-called "iron fist" strategy, gang members are ​being ​charged​ with a new crime — membership of a terrorist organization. In part one of our five-part series, VICE News correspondent Danny Gold headed to El Salvador to investigate what many are now calling a war between gangs and ​the government. Read "The 18th Street Gang Set Out To Prove It Runs El Salvador's Transport System" - Read "El Salvador's Gang Truce Is Getting Fragile" - Subscribe to VICE News here: Check out VICE News for more: Follow VICE News here: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram: More videos from the VICE network:

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