Life in El Salvador

El Salvador Mega Prison

Local communities in Tecoluca San Vicente displeased with the new Mega-Prison center location

Local communities near the new El Salvador mega-prison in Tecoluca San Vicente are unhappy with the Bukele administration. Since construction began in June, local communities have complained to the President of the Republic, Nayib Bukele, and other local officials for not consulting them when deciding on the construction. “It is … Read more

San Salvador Historic District

July 2022, the safest month in the history of El Salvador, according to President Bukele

President Nayib Bukele Twitted on early Monday, August 1st, that El Salvador had ended July 31st with zero homicides, setting a record low in homicides. “July 2022 becomes the safest month in the history of El Salvador,” wrote the president. According to information provided by the Salvadoran National Police (PNC) … Read more

Homicide Rate in El Salvador

El Salvador Homicide Rate from 2010 to 2022

El Salvador’s homicide rate in 2021 was 3.1 per day or 18 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants; it is a substantial decline from the previous year. The Murder rate in El Salvador has steadily dropped since its worst year in 2015, which had 103 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants or 18.2 murders … Read more

El Salvador Territorial Control Plan

President Nayib Bukele Security Plan. “El Salvador Territorial Control Plan”

El Salvador Territorial Control Plan or Nayib Bukele’s security plan has seven phases. Phase one focuses on gaining control of the territory, and two focuses on the social reconstruction of communities. Three and four are the modernizing of the police and the incursion of police and army personnel into gang-controlled … Read more

El Salvador Mega-Prison

El Salvador Mega-Prison for gang members in Tecoluca San Vicente

El Salvador Mega-Prison in Tecoluca San Vicente is a jail created to accommodate gang members in the Salvadoran penal system. The Salvadoran Mega-Prison will have the capacity to hold 20,000 inmates. President Nayib Bukele announced the construction of the jail he calls the Terrorism Confinement Center on Twitter, along with … Read more