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San Salvador, March 11, 2015: President Salvador Sanchez Ceren (L) and Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia with a picture of Archbishop Arnulfo Romero, a Salvadoran priest assassinated by a right-wing squad in 1980; church leaders are part of the nation’s search for solutions to endemic violence (source: dpa)

El Salvador counts on international help to curb gang violence

El Salvador is Central America’s most densely populated country. With six million people and a gross domestic product of $25 billion, its per capita GDP is $4,100 – not bad for a country generally considered poor by international standards. In the region, only Costa Rica does much better. El Salvador’s potential for further development is strong, but it is being he...

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