Murders in El Salvador spike to record high for May


  • World
  • Tuesday, 27 May 2014

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Murders in El Salvador shot up in May, surpassing previous homicide rates in one of the world's deadliest countries and pushing the president to claim criminal groups were trying to destabilize the government.

The number of murders in May more than doubled from the same month last year, when homicides had fallen back from one of the world's highest murder rates, with 81 people killed just over the last weekend.

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