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One Day in Usulután: Gangs of El Salvador (Part 3)

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El Salvador is set to eclipse Honduras as the country with the highest homicide rate in the world. ​There have already been over 5,700 murders this year in a country with a population of just over six million. El Salvador’s murder rate is now the highest it’s been since the end of the country’s brutal civil war — there is on average ​around ​one murder an hour. The staggering death toll follows the breakdown of a truce between powerful​,​ rival gangs and the government. The government's crackdown on the gangs in the capital has ​forced gang members ​to spread out all over the country and ​with them they have taken high levels of violence. ​ In part three of our five-part series, VICE News correspondent Danny Gold spends a day in Usulután, a small rural region of 300,000, now in the grip of ​a new wave of ​murder​s​ and disappearances. Watch "Gangs of El Salvador (Part 1)" - Watch "Gangs of El Salvador (Part 2)" - Read "El Salvador's Gang Truce Is Getting Fragile" - Subscribe to VICE News here: Check out VICE News for more: Follow VICE News here: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram: More videos from the VICE network: