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Governments in Central America failing to protect citizens: NGO

Central American governments are failing to stem soaring violent crime, pushing people to flee north in record numbers, Amnesty International said. "El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have become virtual war zones where lives seem to be expendable and millions live in constant terror at what gang members or public security forces can do to them or their loved ones," Salil Shetty, the right group's secretary general, said in a statement released on Friday.
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