Obama for better El Salvador ties

US believes good relations with the Central American country are vital in fight against drug trade.

    Barack Obama, the US president, is visiting El Salvador as part of his Latin American tour.

    The country is seen to be more politically stable than its Central American neighbours, and the White House believes good relations between the two countries are vital in the fight against the drug trade.

    But El Salvador is ravaged by drug-related violence, and it holds one of the highest murder rates in the world. Analysts express doubt about the country's ability to be a stabilising force in the region.

    Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from the capital, San Salvador.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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