El Salvador reaches 600 days without homicides

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By LatAm Reports Editorial Team

El Salvador today reached 600 days without homicide since the government of New Ideas presided over by Nayib Bukele came to power, local media stand out.

As far as 2024 the country has already recorded at least 60 days without fatalities attributable to the actions of the gangs, including 12 in this month, something confirmed by reports from the Presidential House.

The scope of this achievement in security has influenced the maintenance since March 2022 of the emergency regime that allowed the country to be cleaned of at least 80 thousand alleged gang members and collaborators.

In these results, according to the official version and opinion polls, he highlighted the work of the Armed Forces (FAES) and the National Civil Police (PNC) and the establishment of military fences in several demarcations, among other actions.

The most recent survey of the University Institute of Public Opinion (Iudop) of the Central American University José Simeón Cañas (UCA) assessing the work of eight State institutions gave a note of 8.1 the work of FAES and 7.92 the work of the PNC, to lead the group that closed with the Attorney General’s Office for the Defense of Human Rights (6.8).

This article has been translated from the original which first appeared in El Pais