Brazilian Deputies Visited the CECOT Mega-Prison and Highlighted El Salvador’s Security Results

By Eddie Galdamez  |  Dec 18th, 2023
Brazilian deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro and other Brazilian deputiesBrazilian deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro and other Brazilian deputies. Image by @BolsonaroSP

Brazilian deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro and other Brazilian deputies visited the CECOT mega-prison in Tecoluca San Vicente to inspect the facilities and assess El Salvador’s security improvements.

The Brazilia delegation led by Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of former president Jair Bolsonaro, visited the Terrorism Confinement Center CECOT on December 17. During their visit, the deputies commended El Salvador’s impressive improvement in security.

Bolsonaro was part of the delegation of seven parliamentarians who visited the country to learn about the Terrorism Confinement Center (CECOT) and all the security policies implemented by the Bukele administration in the last four years.

What Nayib Bukele did is everything that we proposed in terms of security in the Brazilian Congress. The mentality is the same: detained criminals do not commit crimes. Eduardo Bolsonaro.

Bolsonaro noted that before President Bukele, El Salvador always adopted practices recommended by foreign groups, particularly from first-world countries.

Additionally, he mentioned that El Salvador always heard from experts voicing that Salvadorans would have to get used to living with the gangs, which affected 85% of the national territory.

It’s the same mentality in Norway that brokered the Colombian government’s “peace agreement” with the FARC and culminated in the creation of a quota for the FARC in the Colombian Congress, even though the people rejected this proposal in a referendum. Eduardo Bolsonaro.

Bolsonaro wrote 24 Tweets on the X social media platform highlighting his perception of the visit to El Salvador.

He praises El Salvador for changing from one of the most violent countries in the world in 2015 to a model in security and rivaling Switzerland for the number of homicides per 100,000 inhabitants.

El Salvador’s 2023 homicide rate is on pace to equal or be better than Canada and Switzerland, two of the safest nations in the world.

“Since his administration began in 2019, President Bukele has managed to dramatically reduce gang-related criminal activity. As 2023 comes to a close, it is shaping up to be the safest year in the history of El Salvador,” remarked Bolsonero.

Improved security has led to the growth and strengthening of sectors such as the economy, tourism, and education in El Salvador. Violence and gangs were a big part of Salvadoran culture, not anymore.