El Salvador’s Day without Murder

This past Saturday, El Salvador broke its DiMaggio-esque murder streak in what turned out to be the first murder-free day in nearly three years for the Central American country plagued by violent drug gangs.

While it’s tempting to say “no big deal” because El Salvador is a country and how many countries go an entire day without a murder, it’s worth noting the country’s population is less than 6 million people and averages nearly 12 murders per day, with an all-time high of 18 murders per-day in early 2012.

Experts suspect the murderless day has to do with the recent truce between Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas and the Mara Salvatruchas.

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