The ongoing drug war in Mexico has made headlines for months. But the battle with the cartels in El Salvador is every bit as bloody, and troubling. In the first months of 2009, there have been an average of 12 killings a day—roughly five times Mexico’s, and 10 times the US’s per capita murder rates. And many of the killings are the work of rogue police death squads.
El Salvador has the bloodiest drug war
More killings per day than Mexico and 10 times the murder rate of the U.S.