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Nayib Bukele announces siege in large cities to extract remaining gang members

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The President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, announced that they will implement “fences in big cities” of the Central American country to “extract the remaining gang members” and thus, maintain the plans to combat the mafias. Since the end of March, El Salvador has been under a state of exception, which has been in force for 8 months and suspends various constitutional rights. All this after 80 people were assassinated in three days.

Since the state of emergency, more than 58,000 gang members and people linked to these gangs, this according to the authorities. “There are still gang members and we have to go and extract them,” Bukele said, so he also announced the launch of phase five of the Territorial Control Plan, in which at least 14,000 military personnel are incorporated for the measure.

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Phase five is the phase of extracting the criminals that remain in those communities. There are still gang members and we have to go and extract them,” Bukele said during a public event. The plan would be “Encircle large cities and carry out the process of extracting the terrorists who are inside those cities without giving them the chance to escape.”

The Salvadoran President At the beginning of his term in 2019, he launched the Territorial Control Planto which he attributes the drop in homicides and of which five phases have already supposedly been implemented, to curb the sources of financing for the gangs and retake the areas controlled by these gangs.

People are not afraid of the emergency regime, as some international media say (…) as some NGOs say. People are not afraid of the emergency regime as some powerful countries say, which rather plunged us into misery and crime, ”he said. Bukele considers that almost the entire population agrees with this measure.

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However, a survey by the University Institute of Public Opinion (Iudop), of the Central American University (UCA), indicates that half of Salvadorans say that the emergency regime “will not solve the problem” of the gangs, but 75.9% approve the measure. (YO)

Source: Eluniverso

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