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El Salvador leader requests state of emergency amid killings

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President Nayib Bukele announced the state of emergency on Saturday, the same day that 62 were killed. The sudden rise in violence comes amid already high numbers of gang-related homicides. In February, the monthly total reached 79. Police said they had arrested five leaders of the notorious street gang the Mara Salvatrucha.
3 months ago·San Salvador, El Salvador

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Times of India

El Salvador declares state of emergency over spike in gang killings

El Salvadoran lawmakers on Sunday declared a state of emergency at President Nayib Bukele's request, expanding police powers and curtailing civil liberties as the country faces soaring gang-related bloodshed that has left dozens dead in just two days.

3 months ago·Mumbai, India
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BBC News

El Salvador: State of emergency after 62 gang killings in a day

The 62 deaths recorded on Saturday make it the country's most violent 24-hour period for 30 years.

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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Reuters

El Salvador invokes emergency powers after surge in homicides

El Salvador's Congress approved on Sunday emergency powers that temporarily suspended some constitutional protections after the Central American country recorded a sharp rise in killings attributed to criminal gangs.

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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CBC News

El Salvador declares state of emergency after 76 homicides in 2 days | CBC News

El Salvador's congress granted President Nayib Bukele's request to declare a state of emergency early Sunday after dozens of gang-related killings over the weekend.

3 months ago·Canada
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CTV News

El Salvador declares state of emergency after 62 killings in a day

El Salvador's congress granted President Nayib Bukele request to declare a state of emergency early Sunday amid a wave of gang-related killings over the weekend.

3 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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The Hindu

El Salvador declares state of emergency amid killings

14 people were killed on Friday and 62 people died on Saturday, a scale of violence that has not been seen for years

3 months ago·India
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