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El Salvador gangs declare schools off-limits in expansion of truce

Representatives of El Salvador's notorious Mara Salvatrucha and Mara 18 gangs have announced an expansion of the terms of their recent truce, calling a halt to the recruitment of children and youths and declaring schools off-limits for their activities. Last month the Central Am …
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