Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele’s War on Crime: Eradicating Gangs and Lowering Homicide Rates

Bukele declares state of emergency in El Salvador to crackdown on gangs

The recent re-election of Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele has led to a renewed effort to combat criminal activities in the northern part of the country. In response to two recent homicides in the region, Bukele announced on Sunday the beginning of a large military operation with five thousand soldiers and police.

The operation is aimed at dismantling criminal activities carried out by gangs, specifically the 18 Sureños gang. Bukele stated that the culprits had already been captured, and the operation would continue until all remnants of gang activities were eradicated.

This is not the first time that such an operation has been conducted in El Salvador. Last year, an eight thousand-personnel operation was held in the Cabañas region, resulting in the arrest of crime leaders. Since taking office in 2019, Bukele has been known for his efforts in fighting organized crime, which has led to a significant decrease in the country’s homicide rate.

Under Bukele’s administration, strict measures have been implemented against crime, resulting in a drastic reduction in the homicide rate. The president’s actions, including restricting certain constitutional rights, have been widely supported by Salvadoran citizens. Thousands of criminals have been arrested and incarcerated during his tenure, contributing to a safer environment in the country.

The recent re-election of Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele has led to a renewed effort to combat criminal activities in the northern part of the country. In response to two recent homicides in the region, Bukele announced on Sunday the beginning of a large military operation with five thousand soldiers and police. The operation is aimed…

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