Soldiers stand guard at a military checkpoint in San Salvador

 
Soldiers stand guard at a military checkpoint in San Salvador
Soldiers stand guard at a military checkpoint in San Salvador January 12, 2012. As Mexican cartels are moving into Central America, this forces governments to call in army troops to support local law enforcements efforts against drug trafficking. Drug gangs have also established connections with local kingpins and gangs, known as Maras, increasing the levels of violence in the area. Picture taken January 12, 2012. REUTERS/Leonardo Baldovinos (EL SALVADOR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW MILITARY DRUGS SOCIETY)