El Salvador declares state of emergency after gang killings

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The Central American country of El Salvador parliament has approved  the state of emergency that temporarily suspended some constitutional protections in the country following a wave of killings attributed to criminal gangs.

  • At least 62 people were reported killed on 26 March in a gang war in the country. 

  • The Parliament of the country approved the request of the  President of El Salvador, President Nayib Bukele, to impose an emergency in the country.

El Salvador 

  • It is the smallest of the Seven Central American countries of  Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Belize. 

  • Capital : San Salvador 

  • Currency : United States Dollar, Bitcoins.

  • President : Nayib Bukele

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