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Country Reports on Terrorism 2008 - El Salvador

Publisher United States Department of State
Author Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism
Publication Date 30 April 2009
Cite as United States Department of State, Country Reports on Terrorism 2008 - El Salvador, 30 April 2009, available at: [accessed 3 May 2016]
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El Salvador provided valuable assistance to regional security efforts by hosting the Comalapa Cooperative Security Location (CSL), a regional Department of Defense (DOD) narcotics detection and interdiction hub. El Salvador also hosted the USG-funded International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), which provided instruction on counterterrorism, transnational crime, alien trafficking, and money laundering. El Salvador maintained a military contingent in Iraq in support of Coalition efforts, and worked within the Central American Regional Integration System to promote effective regional responses to transnational crime and other public security threats.

The principal Salvadoran counterterrorism entity, the National Civilian Police (PNC), worked in close cooperation with the Salvadoran Immigration Service, the Office of the Attorney General, and the Office of State Intelligence. A 2006 statute established strict criminal liability for engaging in terrorism, while other statutes outlaw money laundering and terrorist financing.

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