El Salvador records 365 days without homicides, according to President Bukele

El Salvador records 365 days without homicides, according to President Bukele

El Salvador has registered 0 homicides in 365 days according to the presidency of El Salvador. Photo EFE File

The Savior records 365 days without homicidesduring the administration of the president Nayib Bukelewhich “positions” the Central American country as “the safest in Latin America“, according to the Presidency.

President Bukele pointed out this Thursday, May 11, 2023, in a message on Twitter that on Wednesday, May 10, “we closed with 0 homicides nationwide.”

“With this (day), there are 365 days without homicides,” Bukele said.

However, the security authorities do not report how homicides las deaths of alleged gang members in “Clashes” with elements of the Police and the Army.

Data and State of Exception

El Salvador is in a state of exception as a measure to ‘combat’ gangs. The measure is now one year old and the arrest of more than 68,000 alleged gang members or people linked to these structures has been reported.

The authorities attribute the drop in homicides to the emergency regime and the Territorial Control Plan, which according to official accounts were 496 in 2022, 57% less than in 2021.

The Salvadoran Minister of Security, Gustavo Villatoro, recently assured in an interview with EFE that the Security forces do a “responsible job” in the context of the emergency regime, which has already been in force for a year in the country, “attached to the State of law” and “to the laws”.

However, humanitarian organizations in the Central American country registered until mid-March at least 5,082 “direct victims” of human rights violations, mainly due to arbitrary detentions, in the context of the emergency regime. EFE

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