During the interview, Cynthia Arnson discusses the prevalence of violence in El Salvador following the end of the country's civil war. She comments on several subjects relating to violence in El Salvador including the mobilization of arms during the post civil war years and the deportation of gang members from the US to El Salvador. Cynthia Arnson also discusses the importance of US remittances to the economy of El Salvador. While remittances from the US compose a large portion of El Salvador's GNP, such remittances have not led to significant economic development. She believes that El Salvador should focus on the productive investment of remittances in order to improve the well-being of the citizens of El Salvador.

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