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Here's my just-published post on Frommers.com:

When you think of the tiny Central American country of El Salvador – which I’m betting is rarely if ever – chances are that nothing particularly pleasant comes to mind. Throughout the 1980s there was a brutal civil war, and in the past decade gang members repatriated from the United States swelled murder rates to scary-headline proportions; the U.S. State Department even issued an alarming travel advisory not long ago. The war has been over for 20 years, though, and when one takes into account the fact that the violence takes place largely between gangs in areas where tourists would never venture, crime affecting tourists is not much different than the Latin American norm.

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