June was El Salvador’s safest month ever: Bukele

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By LatAm Reports Staff Writers

On June 30, it closed with zero homicides according to PNC records. In 2018 and 2019 there were days with up to 15 murders in El Salvador.

The month of June has becomethe safest month in the history of El Salvador, celebrated the presidentNayib Bukelein his X account, resuming data from the National Civil Police (PNC).

“June 2024 becomes the safest month in the history of our country,” the president published,Without revealing how many murders occurred in that month.

The PNC published that30 June recorded zero homicidesAnd according to graphics of its publication in 2018 and 2019, up to 15 homicides were recorded daily during this month.

On June 29, it was the last homicide report made by the National Civil Police, although without specifying in what circumstances it happened, he said that it was in the district of San Juan Opico, in La Libertad.

El Salvador has been low for more than two yearsan exception regimewhich was approved in the early morning of Sunday, March 27, 2022, after an increase in homicides that took the lives of 76 people on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 of that month in El Salvador.

The regime that was approved for 30 days, but has been extended every month since then. This measure that suspendsthe right of defence, the period of administrative detention of 72 hours and the inviolability of correspondence and telecommunications.

On 6 June, the Legislative Assemblyapproved the twenty-seventh extension of the derogation regimeafter receiving the request of the newly appointed legal secretary of the Presidency of the Republic, Adolfo Muñoz. This new extension will be in force from 10 June to 9 July 2024.

The government attributes this measure to this measure“more than 630 days without homicide”in El Salvador and more than 80,500 people captured, but organizations such as Christsal and Humanitarian Legal Relief record more than 3,500 reports of arbitrary arrests of innocent people and 200 deaths of people captured in state custody.

This article has been translated after first appearing in Diario El Mundo