2009 Country Reports on Terrorism - El Salvador
|Publisher||United States Department of State|
|Publication Date||5 August 2010|
|Cite as||United States Department of State, 2009 Country Reports on Terrorism - El Salvador, 5 August 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4c63b64828.html [accessed 30 January 2015]|
El Salvador hosts the U.S. government-funded International Law Enforcement Academy, which provided instruction on counterterrorism, transnational crime, alien trafficking, money laundering, and other topics of counterterrorism interest. El Salvador also worked within the regional Central American Integration System to promote effective regional responses to transnational crime and other public security threats.
The Government of El Salvador was vigilant in its efforts to ensure that Salvadoran territory was not used for recruitment, training, or terrorist financing.
The principal Salvadoran counterterrorism entity, the National Civilian Police, worked in close cooperation with the Salvadoran Immigration Service, the Office of the Attorney General, and the Office of State Intelligence, and was well regarded by U.S. counterparts. A 2006 statute established strict criminal liability for engaging in terrorism, while other statutes outlawed money laundering and terrorist financing.