A round up of some recent news related to the gang truce and efforts to reduce crime and violence in El Salvador.
- Al Jazeera has a video report describing the truce and Sonsonate beoming one of the violence free municipalities.
- InfoSurHoy.com also has an article on the maras signing a peace agreement in Sonsonate. The site also has an article regarding Barrio 18 gang members now working in a bakery in Ilopango, a step towards reinsertion into society.
- Voices form El Salvador blog has a report on a $20 million USAID project, to be combined with $22 million from the private sector to work on violence prevention initiatives to keep youth out of gangs in the first place. Mike Allison at Central American Politics also has a post on the USAID effort.
- InsightCrime reports on the military's intention to remove soldiers from the four "peace cities" which have been announced so far.