Central America: Can violence be reduced?

The Central American violence that is driving refugees to the U.S. border is fueled by corruption, drug trafficking, gang culture and poverty—an interlocking pathology of ills that must be treated on multiple fronts, like an epidemic disease, say specialists on the region. Halting the bloodshed in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala will be difficult, but can be achieved with a broad approach, experts said in a discussion at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Read the full analysis and commentary from USIP here.

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