“We need an American Bukele,” is the headline of an opinion article published yesterday in the US magazine Newsweek, which highlights the success of the security measures that the government of President Nayib Bukele has implemented in El Salvador.
The article mentions that when Salvadorans gave massive support to President Nayib Bukele in the February 3, 2019 elections, they gave him an express request: “Change things.”
Part of that premise was mainly the fight against gangs, which for several decades had attacked citizens, taking the lives of innocent people, extorting money, kidnapping children, and spreading fear.
Written by Gavin Wax and Nathan Berguer, the aforementioned opinion article mentions that President Bukele, upon assuming his mandate, set aside traditional practices and directly attacked the gang problem through the Territorial Control Plan.
The authors indicate that the escalation of violence in the country is not being attacked head-on in the United States.