Rogelio Rivas, Minister of Justice and Public Security of El Salvador.

Rogeliio Rivas
 Jul 22, 2020   By Eddie Galdamez

Rogelio Rivas Polanco is the Minister of Justice and Public Security of El Salvador under the Bukele administration. Rogelio Rivas was appointed to serve from 2019 to 2024.

Rogelio is a businessman and Civil Engineer who, until October 2018, was the executive president of the Salvadoran Institute for Municipal Development “ISDEM.”

In June 2019, Rogelio Rivas was appointed by President Nayib Bukele to be his Minister of Justice and Public Security. Rivas replaced Mauricio Landaverde, who had this position under the presidency of Sánchez Ceren.

Minister of Justice and Public Security of El Salvador.

Since assuming this position in June 2019, Rogelio Rivas has accomplished a great deal implementing President Nayib Bukele’s security control plan.

In the first thirteen months as a security minister, the country has set records with low homicide numbers, something that both ARENA and the FMLN administrations were unable to do.

In the past 20 years, El Salvador has had one of the highest daily murder rates in the world. All of this has changed since President Nayib Bukele appointed Rivas as his public security minister.

In the first six months of 2020, El Salvador, the country with the lowest number of murders in the northern triangle. This is an achievement that must be credited to Rogelio Rivas and Merino Monroy.

Also, as of today, July 22, 2020, El Salvador has had 21 days with zero murders. This is another record set by the plan created by Nayib Bukele and carried out by Rogelio Rivas.

The following is El Salvador’s murder rate since June 2019. This is the time when Nayib Bukele began his term as president and Rogelio Rivas as the Minister of Justice and Public Security of El Salvador.

Average daily murders.

Month 2019 2020 2021
January 9.3 3.9
February 7.4 3.9
March 7.7 2.1
April 10.8 4.8
May 9.2 2.1
June 7.7 2.3
July 5.0 3.7
August 4.2 4.0
September 4.9 4.4
October 4.0 5.0
November 4.6 3.1
December 4.1 3.6
** Red is the Administration of President Salvador Sanchez Ceren “FMLN.”

Accusations of Gang truce by El Faro.

On Sunday, September 6th, the digital Newspaper El Fro published an article that claimed that “Bukele Has Been Negotiating with MS-13 for a Reduction in Homicides and Electoral Support.” Rogelio Rivas twitted the following.

(1/2)That newspaper last night published a text without real evidence, without formal testimonies, purely anonymous and with mere papers. No audios, no images, nothing at all. They want us to believe them by force.
(2/2)By the way, the #PlanControlTerritorial that El Faro attacks has achieved historical figures, and from January to this date, the incidence of these crimes has been categorically reduced:
⬇️Homicides 55.9%
⬇️Extortion 49.7%
⬇️Missing 45%
⬇️Violations 32.2%

Rogelio Rivas’s profesional career.

Rogelio was president of ISDEM until October 2018. He was appointed to this position by Nayib Bukele, mayor of San Salvador at the time.

Before ISDEM, Rivas served as the proprietary director of the Governing Board of the National Administration of Aqueducts and Sewers “ANDA.” This was during the administration of Mauricio Funes.

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