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Fighting Terrorism

October 2006 | Ratings Update

El Salvador's congress has approved an anti-terrorist law that will enable courts to impose a prison sentence of up to 86 years on criminals found guilty of terrorist activities. All major opposition parties, in particular the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMNLF) condemned the new law, asserting that the government could use it to clamp down on political adversaries. While a reduction in terrorism would improve our short-term political risk ratings,

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