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Today, Comando community support teams utilized crisis intervention skills in attending to numerous injured followers of political parties that confronted one another in the streets due to the upcoming municipal elections in March. The Association of Comandos de Salvamento El Salvador respectfully requests all political parties and their supporters to allow us to fulfill our mission statement of, “SAVING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE REGARDLESS OF RACE, RELIGION, OR POLITICAL CREED. For over 40 years, Comandos de Salvamento has been able to neutrally manage acute internal strife on the streets and in the countryside of El Salvador. We hope for a safe election season this year and ask you to also respect our EMS colleagues from the Green and Red Cross when offering first aid to patients in public. Photos: CDS/Carlos Fuentes/Orlando Villalobos.