El Salvador: Government responds to right-wing destabilization campaign

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Source:  TeleSUR
August 18 2015

Special security measures, introduced after the recent public transit shutdown which was violently imposed by gangs, will be in place permanently.

Soldiers stand guard near one of the few buses that circulated in San Salvador during the transit shutdown on July 30, 2015. | Photo: AFP Soldiers stand guard near one of the few buses that circulated in San Salvador during the transit shutdown on July 30, 2015. | Photo: AFP

Special security measures to protect El Salvador’s public transit drivers and riders after gangs violently forced a transportation boycott last month will remain in place permanently, announced Tuesday.

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President Sanchez explained in a speech Tuesday that the recently implemented transportation security “is now a permanent plan that includes increased police presence in buses, stations, terminals, and also in more checkpoints on highways and roads.”

Gang-mandated transport boycott paralyzed the capital city San Salvador for four days

Salvadoran authorities increased transit security at the beginning of August after a gang-mandated transport boycott paralyzed the capital city San Salvador for four days. A…

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