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As Murders Spike, El Salvador Town Doubles Down on Coffins

As El Salvador reels from a record wave of murders and a stuttering economy that has forced tens of thousands to emigrate, one town has turned to an unlikely refuge: the coffin industry. Jucuapa, a town of 18,000 people 116 kilometers (72 miles) east of San Salvador, has 18 such businesses listed. And a growing number of residents are leaving behind their low-profit trade in coffee and agriculture to set up impromptu workshops on their small farm or plot. "There has been a rise in...

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