The mayor of Santa Ana, Gustavo Acevedowarned about the possible arrival of members of the criminal group Mara Salvatrucha a Mexicowho seek refuge in Mexican territory.
Due to the latest operations that El Salvador has implemented against gang members, the Mara Salvatrucha could be fleeing to the neighboring countries of Guatemala, Honduras and, probably, Mexico.
The Salvadoran mayor has strengthened ties with Rosa Irene Urbinamayor of TapachulaChiapas, with whom he hopes to discuss migration issues between the two countries, such as labor inclusion in the border city, tourism, economy and security.
“Also so that our cities provide decent treatment to people who are victims of forced displacement and refugees and make their conditions the most optimal,” the Salvadoran mayor shared on his Facebook account.
Gustavo warned that he does not rule out the possibility that gang members seek refuge in Mexico, for which he asked the president to reinforce security operations and work for an orderly migration.
Rosa Urbina clarified that her government will be aware of the problem.
These statements were made in Tapachula, at a twinning meeting between this city and Santa Ana. In addition, the event was preceded by The International Organization for Migration (IOM)with whom they seek to work together.
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