El Salvador's President Bukele Silent on Ukraine War

Media outlets in El Salvador have hit out at President Nayib Bukele and his government over the perceived “silence” on the matter of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“Estamos a punto de ganar la #guerracontrapandillas”, afirmó el Presidente Nayib Bukele.

Inside El Salvador’s gang crackdown – BBC News

For decades, rival gangs ruled the streets of El Salvador, earning the country the title of murder capital of the world.

But last year, the country’s President Nayib Bukele declared war on gangs, imposing emergency security measures and giving police sweeping powers of arrest.

Despite thousands of gang members now being behind bars, there is a dark side to the crackdown.

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Inside El Salvador’s war on crime

President Nayib Bukele’s brutal crackdown on crime has dramatically reduced the murder rate and won him favour with the public, but what’s the true cost of his war on gangs? The Economist’s deputy editor, Robert Guest, reports from El Salvador on how Bukele is using the fight against crime to amass power.

00:00 – Inside president Bukele’s crackdown
02:25 – How the public and the prisoners’ families have reacted
03:55 – El Salvador’s security minister on fair trials
05:13 – How Bukele is amassing power

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El Salvador moves thousands of inmates to ‘mega prison’

El Salvador’s government has moved 2,000 suspected gang members to its new ‘mega prison’ as part of its crackdown on gang violence.

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