El Salvador’s once-startling homicide numbers have fallen  again, and some experts say the lock-down for the coronavirus pandemic may be playing a roleBy MARCOS ALEMAN Associated PressApril 1, 2020, 9:57 PM2 min readSAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — El Salvador’s once-startling homicide numbers have fallen again, the government reported Wednesday, and some experts said the lock-down for the coronavirus pandemic may be playing a role. Videos and audios have circulated of street gang members enforcing the lock-down, though the government says the decline is due to law enforcement measures. The Central American country said there were 65 homicides in March, an average of 2.1 a day in a country that once saw as many as 600 slayings in some months. Public Safety and Justice Minister Rogelio Rivas wrote in his Twitter account that “during this period (March) there were four days without a single murder,” something once almost unheard of in El Salvador, where street gangs virtually control some neighborhoods. “These achievements are due to the Territorial Control plan and the work of our officers of the National Civil Police and the armed forces,” Rivas wrote. But Jeannette Aguilar, who studies crime and violence at a local university, said, “The curfew


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