Friday, July 31, 2015

2015 Attacks on El Salvador Bus Drivers

2015 Attacks on El Salvador Bus Drivers ---
tags: bus, gang, El Salvador, military

9 killed 2 buses burned gang leader arrested July 27-31 2015 2015 Attacks on El Salvador Bus Drivers Over the course of a week before July 29, there were a string of deadly gang attacks on drivers and warnings to others to abandon their routes. July 29 a man believed to be the leader of the gang was arrested. Reasons for the attacks were unclear (terrorism?), but there were no speculations on a terrorist motive. By July 31, buses were escorted by police and military and service was 90% restored.

*Timeline
    July 31, 2015 Bus service resumes in San Salvador after driver killings Associated Press WTOP Bus service is returning to near normal in El Salvador’s capital after a four-day interruption due to a string of deadly gang attacks on drivers and warnings to others to abandon their routes. With military guarding roads, 90 percent or more of buses are operating Friday and service should be completely restored by Saturday. El Salvador bus drivers escorted by the army and police ... bbc British Broadcasting Corporation 9 drivers killed July 28, 2015 El Salvador arrests leader of gang believed behind attacks on bus drivers that have killed 9 Fox News‎ El Salvador arrests leader of gang believed behind attacks on bus drivers that have killed 9. latest victim, a 21-year-old driver, was killed while filling his vehicle with gasoline. The reason for the attacks is unclear. (code for possible terrorism) Gangs have extorted bus drivers in the past.  July 28, 2015 Cesar Vladimir Montoya Climaco, a leader of the Barrio 18 gang, was captured Tuesday night FoxNews 5 killed July 27, 2015 PressTV-Five bus drivers killed in El Salvador, govt calls it terrorism Press TV Tuesday July 28, 2015 Five bus drivers killed in El Salvador criminal violence surge. Organized criminal gang members in El Salvador have shot dead five bus drivers and one other transport worker since Sunday in the violence-plagued country. Crime gangs, who have been trying to pressure the government to ease a crackdown on their operations and secure less harsh conditions for imprisoned members, also torched two buses over the weekend. Minister of Communications Eugenio Chicas described the murder of the bus drivers as "terrorism", and said, "Sane people don't deal with criminals."   El Salvador bus drivers go on strike as gang violence ... Reuters El Salvador's bus drivers went on strike on Monday, demanding better security in the wake of escalating gang attacks and leaving thousands of ...Five bus drivers and one other transport worker were found dead Monday morning, and two buses were torched over the weekend by suspected gang members seeking extortions.