El Salvador has taken a different approach to violent crime compared to major American cities, where Soros-supported prosecutors are coddling violent thugs. In a significant move, the country has thrown all gang members, including members of the notorious MS-13 gang, behind bars in a newly opened 40,000-person prison facility known as the Center for the Confinement of Terrorism (CECOT).
The CECOT officially opened on Friday, and 2,000 gang members became new residents. The prison is a critical tool in cracking down on violent crime in El Salvador and is solely the brainchild of President Nayib Bukele.
The move by El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele has been hailed as a critical tool in cracking down on violent crime in El Salvador, which has been known as the homicide capital of the world for decades. Since taking office in 2019, Bukele has made it his priority to reduce crime in the country.
Bukele’s government has slashed the murder rate in El Salvador by over half by simply tightening existing laws rather than coddling gang members. After a violent killing spree by the nation’s gangs in March 2022, Bukele declared a “state of exception,” giving his government absolute power to lock up gang members by loosening the country’s arrest laws. These measures include legalizing warrantless arrests and giving the El Salvadorian government access to the population’s communications.
The state of exception has been extended several times by El Salvador’s congress and is overwhelmingly popular with the public. Bukele has been hailed as a determined man with a love of country, and his law and order policies have transformed the country’s crime rate, which is now the lowest in Latin America.
The CECOT prison is solely President Bukele’s initiative and is critical to the country’s efforts to tackle violent crime.
On Twitter, Bukele said: “Today at dawn, in a single operation, we transferred the first 2,000 gang members to the Center for the Confinement of Terrorism (CECOT). This will be their new house, where they will live for decades, mixed up, unable to do any more harm to the population.”
Justice Minister Gustavo Villatoro added on Twitter:“Cell by cell, we are eliminating this cancer from society. Know that you will not walk out of CECOT again, you will pay for what you are… cowardly terrorists.”
This is in stark contrast to the approach of Soros-supported prosecutors in major American cities, who have been accused of coddling violent thugs. In El Salvador, gang members are being punished for their crimes and made to pay for the harm they have caused to society.
President Bukele’s determination and patriotism have transformed El Salvador’s crime rate, and his law and order policies have been overwhelmingly popular with the public. This raises the question of what could be achieved in America if there was a leader with Bukele’s passion and drive.
WATCH the video below:
Hoy en la madrugada, en un solo operativo, trasladamos a los primeros 2,000 pandilleros al Centro de Confinamiento del Terrorismo (CECOT).
Esta será su nueva casa, donde vivirán por décadas, mezclados, sin poder hacerle más daño a la población.
— Nayib Bukele (@nayibbukele) February 24, 2023