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Bukele’s Military Operation to Combat Crime in El Salvador: A Step Towards a Safer Future

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

Bukele’s Military Operation to Combat Crime in El Salvador: A Step Towards a Safer Future

Nayib Bukele, the newly re-elected president of El Salvador, announced on Sunday that a large military operation would begin in the northern part of the country to combat criminal activities carried out by gangs. This decision came in response to two recent homicides in the region, and Bukele stated that the culprits, who were members of the 18 Sureños gang, had already been captured.

Currently, five thousand soldiers and a thousand police officers have surrounded several neighborhoods in order to dismantle criminal activities. Bukele emphasized that the operation would continue until all remnants of gang activities were eradicated. The president has a history of taking strict measures against crime, which has led to a significant decrease in the country’s homicide rate.

Since taking office in 2019, Bukele has been known for his efforts in fighting organized crime. In fact, under his administration, strict measures have been implemented against crime that have resulted in a drastic reduction in the homicide rate. Thousands of criminals have been arrested and incarcerated during his tenure, contributing to a safer environment in the country.

This latest operation is just one example of Bukele’s commitment to combating crime and improving public safety. His actions, including restricting certain constitutional rights, have been widely supported by Salvadoran citizens who are grateful for his efforts to make their country a safer place to live.

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