Bukele declares state of emergency in El Salvador to combat gangs

El Salvador’s Tough Stance on Crime: President Bukele Launches Another Mega Military Operation Against Gang-Related Criminal Activities

In the north of El Salvador, a mega military operation with five thousand soldiers and police is underway to combat gang-related criminal activities. The decision to launch the operation was made after two homicides in the region, for which members of the 18 Sureños gang were apprehended. Nayib Bukele, the re-elected president of El Salvador, took to his social media to inform the public about the operation aimed at dismantling criminal activities in specific neighborhoods.

This current operation mirrors a similar one conducted in August last year in the Cabañas region, an area known for gang dominance. In that operation, eight thousand individuals, including police and military personnel, participated and resulted in the arrest of key criminals. Bukele’s administration has been dedicated to fighting organized crime since coming into power in 2019, which has significantly decreased the country’s homicide rate over the years.

El Salvador was once considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world with a high homicide rate. However, thanks to Bukele’s tough stance on crime and his government’s strict measures against criminal activities, it has seen a significant drop in crime rates over time. This focus on security has led to tens of thousands of criminals being arrested and a special jail being established for gang members.

Bukele’s governance is defined by his commitment to law and order, resulting in a safer environment for Salvadorans and earning him recognition both domestically and internationally. His initiatives have gained widespread popular support among citizens who appreciate his efforts to combat organized crime and improve safety in their communities.

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