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the whole country is being held hostage!

September 8th, 2010 at 02:01 pm

I'm sad, mad, disappointed, enraged... and God only knows what other feelings go through me at this time... yesterday, the Maras (gangs) "decreed" a 72 hour stop on public transportation. Today, hardly a bus is running, and people have had to WALK to work... not only that, but businesses have opened late and are closing early so that people are able to get home safely... oh, and now the maras want to "negotiate" with the government (negotiate what? Our rendition?? They've already proven they are the ones with power!) AAAAAAAAAARRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

9 Responses to “the whole country is being held hostage!”

  1. Analise Says:

    Wow... it is unbelievable. I spoke to my cousin in El Salvador yesterday and she commented about how unsafe it is getting due to the unchecked gang violence and extortion.

  2. Homebody Says:

    I am sorry. You are in my prayers. Stay safe.

  3. baselle Says:

    Stay safe. Bad enough if its the weather, not in anyone's control, but for it to be used as a bargaining chip, that sucks.

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Wow...I am sorry you and Ale and your family are in the midst of this. Very disturbing. Please stay safe!

  5. scottish girl Says:

    Please stay safe.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Yes, please stay safe. {{{hugs}}}

  7. Miclason Says:

    here´s some coverage in English:

    www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11253408

  8. Homebody Says:

    Hang in there.

  9. miclason Says:

    Well, the strike is over and everything is more or less back to normal (there is more police and army presence in the streets, and about 50 gang members were captured yesterday)...

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