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El Salvador: Government of Bukele will launch “offensive” against “remnants” of gangs

The President’s Government Nayib Bukele will launch an “offensive” against gang “remnants” in The Savior to “avoid a regrouping” of said gangs, the Presidential House reported this Sunday on Twitter.

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The source shared photos in which Bukele, his Defense and Security Ministers, René Merino Monroy and Gustavo Villatoro, respectively, are observedand the head of the National Civil Police (PNC), Mauricio Arriaza Chicas.

This Sunday, the President @nayibbukele (Nayib Bukele) is meeting with the Security Cabinet”, indicated the Presidential House.

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Although we are decisively winning the #GuerraContraPandillas, we will launch an offensive against the remnants of these structures, to prevent any attempt at regroupingas was happening in Nueva Concepción”, he added.

On May 16, a PNC agent was murdered in the municipality of Nueva Concepción, 73 kilometers from San Salvador. In response to the homicide, more than 5,000 members of the Army and the Police were deployed in the area.

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The alleged perpetrators of the crime, three members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang (MS13), were presented to the press on Friday night. They were identified as Salvador Portillo, José Ochoa and Francis Gómez.

The Legislative Assembly, with a large pro-government majority, approved on May 16 the fourteenth extension of an emergency regimein force since the end of March 2022, after an escalation in homicides and which has left more than 69,000 detainees.

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The “offensive” against the “remnants” of gangs It will take place in the context of the fourth year of President Bukele’s administration.

The president celebrates his fourth year as head of the Executive next Thursday, which is marked by its “war” against the gangsthrough a controversial emergency regime measure indicated to violate human rights, and his desire to continue in power by seeking re-election in 2024.

Source: Elcomercio

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