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El Salvador seeks to reform gang members

Rehabilitation programme takes advantage of truce to provide normal jobs, leading to decline in violence.

Last Modified: 05 Jun 2013 03:57
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El Salvador's programme to reintegrate former gang members back into society with normal jobs has shown signs of success.

Following last year's truce between rival gangs in the country, the government has helped rehabilitate former gang members, leading to the halving of violence there.

Al Jazeera's Any Gallacher reports from the capital San Salvador.

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