Gangs of El Salvador (Full Length)

submitted by WORLDSTARWEED on 12/14/16 1

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. VICE News correspondent Danny Gold headed to El Salvador to investigate what many are now calling a war between the street gangs and the government. Read "The 18th Street Gang Set Out To Prove It Runs El Salvador's Transport System" - bit.ly/1Nw5k3G Read "El Salvador's Gang Truce Is Getting Fragile" - bit.ly/1lo05fR Subscribe to VICE News here: bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: www.fb.com/vicevideos

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