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Plaza Libertad El Salvador

February 2024: The Safest Month in El Salvador in Over Four Decades


Based on homicides, February 2024 is the safest month in El Salvador in over 40-plus years. February 2024 ended with six homicides for a 0.21 daily rate; additionally, it achieved 24 days with zero homicides. February ended with two fewer homicides than July 2023, the previous record holder. July 2023 … Read more

Days without homicides in El Salvador

49 Days Without Homicides in El Salvador Thus Far in 2024, Five More Than the Same 2023 Period


Thus far in 2024, there have been 49 days without homicides in El Salvador; also, the country has achieved over 525 in total under the Bukele administration. It is an impressive achievement, considering that before the Nayib Bukele Presidency, El Salvador had experienced less than five days without homicides in … Read more

El Salvador Homicide Rate

Thus Far in 2024, El Salvador’s Homicide Rate Is 0.26 per Day or 1.5 Homicides per Every 100,000 Inhabitants


El Salvador starts 2024 with lower homicide numbers than last year; as of March 2, 2024, the country’s homicide rate stands at 0.26 per day or 1.5 homicides per every 100,000 inhabitants. Furthermore, thus far this year, El Salvador has achieved 49 days with zero homicides. In 2023, El Salvador’s … Read more

President Nayib Bukele

Nayib Bukele Receives Credentials as President-Elect of El Salvador

 

Once again, hundreds of Salvadorans gathered in the San Salvador Historic District to witness and become part of another historic event in Salvadoran History. Inside the Salvadoran National Theater, Nayib Bukele and Felix Ulloa received their credentials as newly elected president and vice-president of El Salvador. It’s the first time … Read more

MS13, MS-13 or Mara Salvatrucha gang profile

MS13, MS-13 or Mara Salvatrucha Gang Profile

 

The Mara Salvatrucha, or MS13, is perhaps the most notorious street gang in the Western Hemisphere. While it has its origins in the poor, refugee-laden neighborhoods of 1980s Los Angeles, the gang’s reach now spans from Central America to Europe. A predatory criminal organization, the MS13 lives mostly from extortion. But the gang’s resilience owes to its strong social bonds, which are created and strengthened via … Read more

Ex-President Salvador Sanchez Ceren

Ex-president Salvador Sanchez Ceren to Face Trial for Illicit Enrichment and Money Laundering

 

Things continue to get worse in 2024 for the left-wing political party FMLN. The political party had terrible results in the 2024 presidential and legislative elections. Now, their former president is about to face charges for the misappropriation of public funds. Ex-President Salvador Sanchez Ceren is set to face trial … Read more

Salvadoran deputy Claudia Ortiz

Deputy Claudia Ortiz: Looking to Build a Political Alternative to Bukele and His Political Party


Surrounded by friends and members of the VAMOS political party, Deputy Claudia Ortiz announced that she had been re-elected as a deputy for the San Salvador department for the 2024-2027 legislative term. I want to tell you that despite all the irregularities that we have denounced, all the grave anomalies, … Read more