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Homicides in El Salvador Double During First Two Months of 2016

Worsening gang violence led to a surge in homicides in the first two months of 2016 in El Salvador, which last year became a contender to be the world's most murderous country, official police data showed on Wednesday. Murders in the small, impoverished Central American nation jumped in January and February by 117.6 percent from the 643 reported in the same period of 2015, according to figures released by police officials at a news conference. "In these two months we have a...

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