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Advances in the truce among gangs in El Salvador


Carlos Orozco (middle) OAS Representative to the Technical Committee, Monsignor Colindres (right) y Raúl Mijango (left) listen to Carlos Mojica "El Viejo Lin", who reads a press release from the Maras. Photo: Courtesy El Mundo, El Salvador.

The National Spokesmen for the gangs MX3, Barrio18, MAO-MAO, Máquina and Mirada Locos, accepted the proposal of “Peace Zones” presented by the mediators in the truce process between gangs in El Salvador.

The Organization of American States, as guarantor of the process, leads the Technical Committee responsible for coordinating the Process for the Reduction of Crime and Violence in El Salvador, and within its Plan of Action has invited donors to support in the areas of arms destructions, penitentiary reform, reinsertion and victim relief for the reduction of crime and violence in the Central American country.

Through a press release, the National Spokesmen of the gangs involved in this truce were thankful for giving them an opportunity to be part of the solution to the greatest problem their country currently faces. At the same time, they provided a confidential list of the first 10 municipalities in which they are willing to implement the proposal, and announced an upcoming voluntary hand over of weapons.

The proposal of “Peace Zones” introduced by the mediators entails: no aggression between gangs, no kidnapping, no extortion, the establishment of a municipality with free transit, voluntary hand over of weapons, integration of community police forces and National Civil Police, utilization of reintegration opportunities, mental health campaigns, the adoption of a Pact for Peace, among others.

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