A way to survive in the crossfire

Gang violence is rocketing in El Salvador and May finished with over 600 murders, more than any previous month since the civil war. Young people are often the victims, but some have found an escape from the troubles; a way to live in the middle of the violence without being a target.

In a short reportage for US Public Radio International (PRI), I and photographer Encarni Pindado told the story about the youths working with the voluntary ambulances, Commandos de Salvamento, in the middle of the crossfire in San Salvador.

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