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After broken gang truce, El Salvador sees deadliest month in 10 years
After broken gang truce, El Salvador sees deadliest month in 10 years

Dr. Oscar Quijano touched his pinky to the hole in the head of the latest skeleton brought to the metal slab before him. It was clear she had been killed "in a violent way," Quijano said as he examined the skull of one of the many people slain despite a controversial, now-broken "truce" between El Salvador's most powerful street gangs. The forensic specialists here in the Salvadoran capital are routinely called to clandestine graves holding multiple corpses, or to neighborhoods where bodies have been dumped on the sidewalk. March was the deadliest month in a decade, according to tallies by the Prensa Grafica newspaper: 16 killings a day in a country with far...

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