|El Salvador has recently tallied a homicide rate of 66 per 100,000 people, one of the highest in the world.|
No one was murdered in El Salvador on Saturday, officials said, in what was the first homicide-free day in nearly three years, Reuters reported.
"After years when the number of murders reached alarming levels of up to 18 per day, we saw not one homicide in the country," President Mauricio Funes said.
The murder-free day was the first recorded since Funes took office in June 2009.
According to United Nations data, El Salvador has recently tallied a homicide rate of 66 per 100,000 people, one of the highest in the world.
Much of that violence is blamed on Mexican drug cartels that use the country as a transit point.
(China.org.cn April 17, 2012)