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SAMPO, Carolina  y  BARTOLOME, Mariano. Comments on the implementation of the truce between gangs in El Salvador. Estud. int. (Santiago, en línea) [online]. 2014, vol.46, n.177, pp.89-106. ISSN 0719-3769.

In March 2012, the biggest and most powerful gangs in El Salvador, «maras» Salvatrucha and Dieciocho, called a truce and decided to «calm down» (calmarse). In order to reduce the high levels of violence that affect society as a whole, the heads of both maras committed themselves to stop the killings, kidnappings and blackmail that had been occurring in almost every corner of El Salvador for more than two decades. However, over the last few months there is some evidence that seems to indicate that the purposes of implementing the truce were not those that han been expressed by the maras, and were closely linked with drug trafficking in the country. In spite of the Organization of American States' (OAS) approval and its role of guarantor of the peacebulding process, the truce is in the maras' hands and not in those of the civil society, wich is still reluctant to trust these organizations. In this scenario, policymakers should change the status quo, particularly in view of the coming presidential elections.

Palabras clave : maras; El Salvador; truce; drug traffiking; organized crime.

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