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

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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.

Photo by Esaú Fuentes González on Unsplash

I asked for a Bing AI update on the progress that El Salvador had been making and here’s all I got:

“El Salvador’s president Nayib Bukele has cultivated a “tough-on-crime” image, imposing harsh policies on the rest of the population. In March last year, he suspended constitutional rights in the country, empowering Salvadoran security forces to jail citizens simply on suspicion of being part of a gang 1.

According to The Guardian, there are allegations that the president held behind-the-scenes negotiations with two key criminal organizations, the Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18 gang. The spike in violence in early 2022 which prompted the state of exception came because the gangs felt that the government had reneged on agreements.”

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MarkfromBoston 🌻Ukraine

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