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UN Labels El Salvador “Too Violent” to Visit

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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s report shows El Salvador as a violent and unstable country and does little to help the Central American nation grow its tourism base or attract investments, say Salvadorian government officials. The report further labels the Northern Triangle of Central America, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, as one of the most violent areas of the planet, due to drug trafficking and the presence of Mexican cartels’ allies, and the weakness of state institutions.

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Original Article Text From El Mundo via Google Translate :

A Report Which Commits the Country’s Image

The UN report on North Triangle puts us before the world as a violent nation and does nothing to attract investment and tourism to the country.

Last week, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) revealed a report which described the Northern Triangle of Central America, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, as one of the most violent areas of the planet, because both the increase in drug trafficking and the presence of Mexican cartels allies, and the weakness of state institutions. Obviously the report is to worry and exposes us to the world with a terrible image that affects investment attraction, tourism and international cooperation.

The report places Honduras, with 92 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 2011 as the country’s most dangerous peacetime the planet. In that same year, in El Salvador there were 69 homicides for the same rate of population, the second in the world in that record, and in Guatemala rose to 39, also in the leading group of the places with more murders.

Despite evidence that these rates have improved in El Salvador, the international image takes much longer to improve. In European, Asian or even the United States, yet it is believed that El Salvador is suffering a civil war and these reports only reinforce our image of violence.

The effort to improve not only the image of the country but to reduce violent deaths in El Salvador should be supported by the entire society and not be seen as a political or personal one. There are too many lives at stake, we lose and the rest of society to see the country collapse in economic indices and insecurity.

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