Saturday, May 07, 2011

Troops to stay in the streets

Salvadoran president Mauricio Funes announced today that Salvadoran troops will continue providing support in combating crime in the country for at least another twelve months. The announcement came as part of ceremonies marking the Day of the Salvadoran Soldier.

Although the visible presence of troops in the streets has been popular with Salvadorans weary of the country's ongoing crime wave, there is little evidence that the troops have had any significant impact on crimes of extortion and murder. Homicides in 2011 continue at the same rate as in 2010.


Kelsey said...

Having the troops used to make me feel more safe, but it seems like things still happen even in places they are posted. I'm not sure if it's really doing much good at this point. BUT, I am glad the president continues his efforts.

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