The deaths underscore how gang violence has made El Salvador one of the most dangerous countries in the world. On Wednesday, police said there were at least 125 murders in just three days in the country, a staggering toll even by El Salvador's standards.
More than 240 homicides were reported in the first 10 days of June in El Salvador. That's up from 140 for the same period in 2014, totaling a staggering 2,417 killings this year alone, according to the latest figures published by the local media.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – In a surprise move on Friday, El Salvador's former President Francisco Flores turned himself in to authorities in San Salvador to face charges of misappropriating $15 million in donations from the government of Taiwan while he was president.