by Roger F. Noriega
American Enterprise Institute
February 24, 2014
Narcotraffickers, terrorist groups, and street gangs are increasingly making inroads into Central American politics, threatening the security and stability of the region. El Salvador’s March 9 presidential runoff election, in which the corrupt and ineffective ruling party is trying to hold on to power, will affect the future of the nation and US security. The US government must denounce criminal or terrorist organizations and their supporters attempting to hijack a country’s democracy for their own gain.

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