El Salvador's street gangs paralyzed the capital city of San Salvador on Wednesday as many bus drivers stayed clear of their routes after the killing of at least nine transportation workers in a challenge to the government's crackdown on violence.
Police and local media said Wednesday that the chaos was spreading.
"There is a death sentence for our people here who go out to work, for those who don't want to pay extortion. Here [the authorities] have to be stronger," Genaro Ramirez, president of the union representing bus companies, said during a news conference in the Salvadoran capital.
In the third day of de facto strikes, at least 142 routes through the...