Organized Crime & Gangs

Gang killings of bus workers freezes San Salvador’s transportation system

“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.”

Source: Gang killings of bus workers freezes San Salvador’s transportation system – LA Times

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