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On Thursday, March 9, the pColombian resident, Gustavo Petro Urregothrough his Twitterhe again castigated his counterpart, Nayib Bukele, President of El Salvador, after a tweet from cnn in spanish in which they said New York prosecutors alleged that senior officials of the Salvadoran head of state have made a pact with the gangs, known as gangs.

New York prosecutors alleged senior Bukele officials made a deal with the gangs. In exchange for better conditions, the gangs will lower the homicide rate to make their tough-on-crime approach look like it was working,” he said. cnn in spanish through your account Twitter official.

President Gustavo Petro reacted to this tweet, stressing that theIt is better to make deals on the table and not deceive the public.

“Better than making government pacts under the table is that justice can do them on the table without deceit and in search of peace“, underlined the Colombian President, Gustavo Petro, Thursday morning.

Trill of President Gustavo Petro on Nayib Bukele
Trill of President Gustavo Petro on Nayib Bukele

President Gustavo Petro referred to the situation El Salvador is facing regarding the prison issue. According to the president, the context is chilling and he classifies it as if concentration camps had been set up, in addition, he assured that there are people who share this ideal, since he specifies that it is the youth who occupies these prisons.

“I can’t go into other countries, but the concentration camp in El Salvador, full of thousands and thousands of imprisoned young people that sends shivers down my spine, I think there are people who definitely love that, seeing young people in prisons and they believe it’s security, the popularity is skyrocketing, no doubt we are also experiencing it in Colombia,” Petro said.

Moreover, he pointed out that Nayib Bukele honorably pointed out his measures, which he considers something horrible, according to Petro:

“The president of El Salvador is proud because he reduced the homicide rate, as he says, by subjugating the gangs that today are in these, in my opinion, horrible prisons. Well, we have achieved the same thing, of course the press is not going to recognize it much, we have also succeeded in reducing the rate of homicides, crimes, violence, but not of prisons, but of universities, schools , spaces for dialogue, spaces for the poor to stop being poor”.

For his part, Nayib Bukele sent a message to Petro and wished that the country also sees a significant improvement in the number of murders, as he said: “Mr. Gustavo Petro, results speak louder than rhetoric. I hope that Colombia will really succeed in bringing down the homicide rate, as we Salvadorans have done. God bless you”.

Based on the response of the president of El Salvador, Colombia’s first left-wing president argued that, unlike the measures taken in his country, progress has been made in the coffee territory on other issues, prioritizing to the construction of universities and social investment, moreover, invited him to an international dialogue.

“Well, Nayib, we have gone from 90 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 1993 in Bogotá to 13 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 2022. We did not build prisons but universities. It’s good to compare experiences. I propose an international forum”.

Regarding those quoted by Gustavo Petro, Bukele replied: “Since 1993? 30 years… Did you reign 30 years? Bogotá? Aren’t you the president of Colombia? Our experience: From over 100 homicides per 100,000 population, we are now down to single digits. And the reduction was rapid, because the dead do not heal.

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