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New anti-gang death squads forming in El Salvador

The Salvadoran government said Wednesday it is reinforcing police presence in parts of the country most savagely assailed by gangs, after death-squad leaflets appeared in an eastern city vowing extermination of extortion-racket street thugs. President Tony Saca, meanwhile, said his government has not lost control of security despite the killings and acts of extortion carried out by the violent youth gangs. The president told reporters that the presence of law-enforcement personnel has been stepped up in areas where the situation is most serious, including the eastern city of San Miguel, the country’s third largest, where the local population has announced protests to demand improved police protection. Full Story

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