Homicides down slightly in first half of 2007
Hopefully it's a sign of future improvements. The homicide rate in El Salvador has declined over the first six months of 2007 in comparison to the same time period in 2006. According to statistics released by the government, there were 1743 murders through June 2007, compared with 1878 the prior year. That level is still way too high, but maybe it is the start of El Salvador turning the corner on its murder problem.