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El Salvador with fewer homicides and more jails


El Salvador with fewer homicides and more jails

San Salvador, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador has registered the lowest homicide rate in all of America with 1.8 per 100,000 inhabitants, President Nayib Bukele said on Tuesday when he highlighted the decrease in violence in the country.

During the days that passed in February, the so-called Tom Thumb of the Americas reported no deaths in five days, to continue to lead the table above Canada that, according to the latest reports of 2022, had a record of 1.97 per 100,000 people.

The president’s statements are added to declarations by his Security Minister Gustavo Villatoro, who said on Monday that the country has “the best prison infrastructure in Latin America,” after the inauguration of a mega prison with a capacity for about 40,000 terrorists and alleged collaborators.

On Tuesday, a tweet from Bukele highlighted his Government’s achievement to take the country being one of the world’s safest regions after having one of the darkest records for deaths due to gang violence.

Bukele and Villatoro’s reports reiterate a recent message that Salvadoran authorities are close to fulfilling the challenge of eliminating gangs, so far one of the main achievements of the current administration.


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