11 August, 2022

Political leaders question the silence of the government in the face of new revelations of alleged pacts with gangs

Oscar Ortiz and Carlos Saade coincide in pointing out to the government its silence a week after hearing audios of a government official who betrays the breaking of agreements between gang groups and the government, according to the publication of the digital newspaper El Faro.

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The Savior – Both the leader of the FMLN and the ARENA party, They say that they would not accompany a new initiative in the Legislative Assembly to extend the exceptional regime, as some deputies from the official caucus of Nuevas Ideas and parties allied with the government have commented..

Oscar Ortiz and Carlos Saade, agree in pointing out to the government its silence a week after the audios of a government official who revealed the breaking of agreements between gang groups and the government were released, according to the publication of the digital newspaper El Faro.

Political leaders are struck by the fact that no government authority, despite the recordings of Carlos Marroquín's conversation being known several days ago, Director of Reconstruction of the Social Fabric and members of terrorist structures, in relation to the breaking of the agreements and the wave of murders and arrests in the last two months.

Leaders of opposition political parties also intensified criticism of the government of President Nayib Bukele, especially on the capture strategy in the war plan against the gangs and the application of the emergency regime, in which they point out the capture of many people who are not linked to criminal groups.

Oscar Ortiz, General Secretary of the FMLN, ensures and clarifies that the indications to the government, does not imply that they are supporting criminal groups, to whom he reiterated that the full weight of the law must be applied, but nevertheless, highlights that in many cases there is abuse of authority, disrespect for the law and human rights, in people who do not belong to gangs.

Similarly, the newly elected president of the ARENA party, Carlos Saade pointed out the repeated abuse of authority in many cases, but nevertheless, reiterates that it also supports combating criminal groups.

Statements by Oscar Ortiz, General Secretary of the FMLN
Carlos Saade-president of the ARENA party