This same week, negotiations between the Government of El Salvador and the gangs to reduce violence in the territory came to light. It was revealed by the digital medium El Faro, whose director is in Europe to tell what is happening in his country.
“We now know that it was not due to the effectiveness of any public safety plan. It was due to an agreement with the gangs according to which the gangs stopped the wave of murders. In other words, they have the key to open or close from the blood of Salvadorans”, explains Carlos Dada.
After the bloodiest weekend so far this century in March for what the gangs had considered a betrayal of the pact with the Executive and which resulted in 87 deaths, the president, Nayib Bukele, declared a state of emergency. Journalists who speak about the gangs face prison sentences. A chase that comes long.
“In my organization alone there are twenty-two journalists infected with Pegasus. For a year and a half (we have had) prosecution of cases, accusations of committing crimes, of alliances with terrorists, they have accused us of laundering money, of evading taxes, there are journalists in exile due to Bukele’s attacks and threats,” the director denounces. of the Lighthouse.
When Nayib Bukele’s party took control of the Legislative Assembly, he replaced all the judges in the constitutional chamber of the Supreme Court. Symptoms of the direction that the president of El Salvador was taking.
It was a year ago and it was an act that was a serious setback for the Central American country: “The dismantling of democracy had already reached levels probably without return, at least during the presidential term.
What is happening in El Salvador, according to the journalist, should make the international community act: “Agree and accompany civil society organizations, human rights organizations, the Academy and also the independent press in El Salvador .”
Dada warns that in Nicaragua the foreign powers looked the other way and the results with Daniel Ortega are well known.