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The OAS supports the fight
against crime in El Salvador
SMS translation - original article published by Univision, November 2nd, 2011.

SAN SALVADOR (AP) – On Tuesday, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) José Miguel Insulza, presented a national security report to the Salvadorian government ratifying the Organization’s commitment to President Mauricio Funes and the government of El Salvador in their fight against crime.

Insulza met with representatives of the security cabinet led by Franzi Hato Hasbún, Secretary for Strategic Affairs, and handed a preview of the report “An assessment of the national citizen security system in El Salvador”. The assessment, drafted by specialists of the OAS, outlines the strengths and weaknesses of the country’s security system.   

According to a report released by the communications bureau of the Salvadorian presidency, the assessment will allow security authorities and the OAS to define cooperation agreements that will strengthen their work in the fight against crime.   

 “We have agreed to analyze the assessment, and meet next week with a special OAS mission sent by the Secretary General, to sign cooperation and collaboration agreements” stated Hasbún to the media after meeting with Insulza.

Also present at the meeting were Manuel Melgar, Minister of Justice and Public Security, General David Munguía Payés, Minister of National Defense. Mauricio Landaverde, Deputy Director of the National Civilian Police, Douglas Moreno, Director of Penitentiary Centers and Romeo Barahona, Attorney General.


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