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OAS Secretary General Concerned About Crimes in El Salvador

  June 23, 2010

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today expressed profound concerns about the treacherous crimes committed in the capital city of El Salvador and agreed with President Mauricio Funes that “the violence generated by common crimes should be punished to the fullest extent of the law."

Insulza lamented the tragedy that caused 18 deaths and wounded more than 15 people and was the result of gang aggression against public transportation buses. He also warned against the dangers posed by groups “that seek to disrupt the government’s efforts to improve the living conditions of the weakest and most vulnerable sectors of Salvadoran society."

In this respect, the topmost representative of the General Secretariat of the OAS offered his support to President Funes in “strengthening public policies that confront organized crime in a country that fights hard to lift itself out of poverty."

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Reference: E-253/10