On a single Saturday in March 62 folks had been killed – it was El Salvador’s deadliest day because the civil battle ended three a long time years in the past.
This was regardless of a gradual decline in homicide charges for years.
The Central American nation has lengthy been often called probably the most harmful locations on earth – with violent turf wars engulfing the capital San Salvador.
However during the last month greater than 20,000 folks have been arrested throughout an unprecedented crackdown on gangs below emergency measures introduced in by El Salvador’s authoritarian president, Nayib Bukele.
However whereas critics accuse him of brutality and violating human rights – he has described himself as “the world’s coolest dictator”.