Murderous El Salvador has found safety and peace. Why is no one talking about it?

World news is under-reporting on the most dangerous of countries finding peace

MarkfromBoston 🌻Ukraine
3 min readOct 24, 2023
Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash

After working as a teacher in Central America and being a citizen ambassador in the region, I have been closely following the region’s health and welfare — or lack, thereof.

One has to ask, how bad is it that human beings would be willing to risk it all, go on a 2000-mile incredibly dangerous walk across multiple countries, only for the chance to cross into the United States?

That is the question that El Salvador’s president Nayib Bukele asked. And the answer can be summarized in two words:

Crime and Gangs. Gangs and Crime.

The situation was so bad in El Salvador that the government was negotiating with the country’s Gangs just like they were an elected assembly of the government — -or in the US, the UAW.

And guess what happened when the Gangs got tired of the peace talk negotiations? Wham, they had 94 female prisoners killed in two days.

I believe in helping the amazing people of these lands, for health, economic development, and humane reasons the United States needs to enforce the laws on their southern border.



MarkfromBoston 🌻Ukraine

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