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Salvadoran Armed Forces to Assist National Civil Police in Combatting Crime

LADB Article ID: 56195
Category/Department: El Salvador
Date: 1995-03-24
By: LADB Staff

Faced with a surge in violence countrywide, President Armando Calderon Sol has authorized the armed forces to offer logistical and technical support to the understaffed National Civil Police (PNC). As a result, the army and the PNC initiated joint patrols on March 13. Nevertheless, critics complain that some of the upsurge in violence has been deliberately provoked by agitators interested in providing justification for the military's reinvolvement in public security matters.

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