The National Civil Police (PNC) confirmed in the early hours of Wednesday that Tuesday, March 29, ended with zero homicides throughout the Salvadoran territory. This occurs within the implementation of the exception regime approved by the Salvadoran Congress at the request of President Nayib Bukele.
This new day with zero deaths due to homicidal violence in the country confirms the effectiveness of the measures implemented by the institutions of the Public Security Cabinet since last Saturday, after a rise in homicides was reported throughout Salvadoran territory.
As President Bukele confirmed yesterday on his Twitter account, the PNC and the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) have carried out intense operations that have resulted in more than 2,000 arrests of members of gangs throughout the country.
The president has highlighted that these actions are reinforced by the exceptional regime approved by the Legislature, with which the public security institutions have the legal tools and mechanisms to reestablish order and territorial control in a period of 30 days, with an extension option.
The decree approved at dawn on Sunday allows the suspension of the constitutional guarantees established in articles 7, 12 subsection 2, 13 subsection 2 and 24, in relation to article 131, ordinal 27 and article 29.
However, President Bukele has indicated that the daily life of Salvadorans will not be affected, since the right to freedom of movement and the right to associate for work, religious, cultural, and sports purposes, as well as other constitutional freedoms, will not be affected. will be altered by this exceptional regime.