Nayib Bukele’s security plan or Plan Control Territorial is working!

December 1st, 2019

Nayib Bukele’s security plan is working, one of the main signs that this is true is the murder rate, it has gone down since he took office back in June 2019; the latest polls show that most Salvadorans agree that he is doing an excellent job on security. Even though he has only been in office for six months, you can’t argue with the results.

I would like to begin by saying that I might be biased when it comes to President Bukele’s record on security and safety; I voted for him!

My thinking before the election was that from the three candidates, he was the best option. I have high expectations for the president and his administration; thus far, I believe he his doing a great job.

Nonetheless, even if I am biased for the president, you can’t argue with the numbers, specifically when it comes to the country’s murder rate.

Plan Control Territorial.

President Nayib Bukele’s security plan or “Plan Control Territorial” has produced excellent results in such a short period; especially, decreasing the number of monthly murders.

Now, let’s reflect on this, President Bukele’s and his administration just finished six months in power. And can you believe that four of those six months have the distinction of being the ones with the lowest murder rate since the civil war ended?

Yes, you can definitely argue that he is not doing an adequate job on other things; but, when it comes to security, he is doing well.

1. October 2019 – 3.64 per month.
2. August 2019 – 4.19 per month.
3. November 2019 – 4.36 per month.
4. September 2019 – 4.93 per month.

Here is a breakdown of president Bukele’s first six months in office in comparison to last year’s six months.

Total murders by month


Even with these numbers, some people from the opposition believe that this is a smokescreen from the current administration; they believe the country is not safer than before.

All I can say to them is the following, I do respect their opinion as we live in a democratic nation; but, I disagree with their view of the current situation.

To sum up, I am glad Nayib Bukele won the election and that he has this level of success thus far. Furthermore, I hope the administration continues to work harder and for things to get better.

If President Bukele’s administration succeeds, we all succeed as we are in the same boat.

President Bukele tweet

Rogelio Rivas tweet

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