Bukele challenges the world: “Show me a single security plan that has had these results”

The President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukelecelebrated another day without homicides and took the opportunity to send a message to the ‘international community’ —without explaining exactly which countries he was referring to— and challenged his critics to show a security plan in the world that has results similar to those of the Central American country.

“To the ‘international community’: Show me just one security plan in the world that has had these results and we’ll switch to it. Just one,” he said. bukele via Twitter.

The Savior It has been days without registering homicides, compared to years ago, when they reported 20 deaths in a single day (as happened in 2018), according to data from the National Civil Police of El Salvador.

How did it all start in El Salvador?

He Congress approved on March 27, 2022 a exception regime that empowers the Police and the Army to make mass arrests without a warrant at the request of the President Bukeleafter an escalation of violence that left 87 dead.

Massive raids began in the cities and the construction of America’s largest jail —for at least 40,000 inmates—, at the same time that the images of hundreds of suspected gang members, full of tattoos, barefoot and chained, who were being taken to prison. Until now, more than 66,000 alleged criminals have been arrested.

A recent survey by the Institute of Public Opinion of the Jesuit Central American University (UCA) when asked: “with the exception regime, would you say that you feel safe or insecure?”, 85.7% of those consulted said they felt ” sure”.

“Authoritarian schemes, even dictatorships”

However, the UN expressed in March his “concern” about the situation of the human rights in el salvador and expressed his fears that the repression of the gangs has generated arbitrary detentions.

The former president of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis, warned that this ‘war’ against gangs is dangerous in an interview with the BBC. “A heavy-handed strategy that can undermine the rule of law, which I think is what is happening in El Salvador, constitutes a problem that can have very large consequences for the entire political system and throw the countries of the region to authoritarian, autocratic schemes and even dictatorships that do not suit Latin America”.

Also, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) accused bukele of having agreed with heads of the Mara Salvatrucha 13 early in his administration to provide preferential treatment in prisons in exchange for reducing murder on the streets.