El Salvador President, OAS Hold Talks

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - July 13, 2012

Above: the talks in San Salvador (OAS Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

El Salvador President Mauricio Funes met Thursday with Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza in San Salvador.

Funes, who was accompanied by Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez and Justice Minister David Munguia Payes, spoke with Insulza about security and the fight against crime.

The president said the fight against gangs was at the center of the Salvadoran government’s efforts to end criminal violence, which costs hundreds of lives each month in the country.

The Catholic Church and Salvadoran civil society have put in place mechanisms aimed at achieving some degree of rapprochement among the gangs in the country.

Insulza said the OAS was interested in studying the experience that, if it achieves positive results, could be repeated in other countries in the hemisphere.

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