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El Salvador: Now the Most Dangerous Country in the World


San Salvador, August 25 (teleSUR-RHC)-- Fourteen gang members were killed in a Salvadoran jail over the weekend raising the country's murder toll to more than 3,900 and making it the country with the highest murder rate in the world.

So far this year, the murder rate in El Salvador is of 96 per 100,000 inhabitants, making the most dangerous country in the world debunking Honduras.

On Saturday, the office in charge of all prisons in the country, the DGCP, said 14 Barrio 18 gang members were killed in what they claim is a purge among them. They explained the Quetzaltepeque jail, 100 miles north of San Salvador, where the homicide took place, has about a thousand inmates who are all members of the Barrio 18.

According to prison officials, the 14 victims were part of the Revolucionarios (Revolutionaries) faction within the Barrio 18 crime group.

Local reports had suggested that deaths occurred during disturbances within the jail, but officials denied them.
Edited by Ivan Martínez
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