Gang violence causes homicide surge in El Salvador, which may pass Honduras as most deadly

April 9, 2015 4:02 AM

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Gang violence causes homicide surge in El Salvador, which may pass Honduras as most deadly

In this April 4, 2015 photo, forensic workers place the body of Luis Ernesto Aquino in a body bag after he was killed by unidentified gunmen in El Cobanal, El Salvador. This Central American country had more homicides in March than any other single month in a decade, a dark moment that some attribute to the collapse of a gang truce and one that could mark a trend of greater violence to come. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez) (The Associated Press)

In this April 1, 2015 photo, a man is detained by police special forces in the town of San Juan Opico, El Salvador. The man was detained in what police called a known gang area for not having identification and for having, what police said, the phone numbers of other gang members in his cell phone. ...

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