El Salvador President Nayib Bukele Criticizes Human Rights NGO Following Police Death
On May 17, 2023, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele criticized Western non-profit organizations for manifesting concerns over his government’s anti-crime efforts, following the murder of a police officer in an ambush.
“Let all the ‘human rights’ NGOs know that we are going to wipe out these bloody murderers and their collaborators. We will put them in prison and they will never get out,” Bukele posted on Twitter.
“We don’t care about your sorrow-filled reports, your paid journalists, your puppet politicians, or your famous ‘international community’ that never cared about our people,” Bukele continued. “We will heal our country and eliminate this plague completely. Take your failed prescriptions elsewhere.”
Bukele’s remarks after an ambush on May 16 in which criminal gang members killed a member of the National Police in Nueva Concepcion, a town in El Salvador’s northern province of Chalatenango.
After he was enraged by the death of the police officer,” Bukele criticized the “human rights” network for remaining silent, due to how it only cares about criminals’ rights.
“This cowardly murder will not go unpunished. We will make them pay dearly for what they did,” he said in a tweet, promising to continue the state of emergency until the gang activity “completely eliminated.”
Because of the rampant gang violence, as late as 2016 El Salvador occupied the ignominious position of being the world’s most violent country not actually in a war. Back in March 2022, Bukele declared a state of emergency where he launched a war on “terrorist” criminal gangs such as Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Barrio 18. His government has imprisoned over 65,000 suspected members of gangs, most who are currently waiting to be put on trial. On top of that, Bukele also set up a maximum security mega-prison that can house up to 40,000 inmates, with the goal of isolating the most violent gang members from society for good.
Western governments and the transnational NGO network have criticized the crackdown as an infringement on suspected criminals’ human rights and believe these measures are turning El Salvador into a “police state.”
Bukele is merely acting like any rational political leader would in the face of increased crime. They would do everything possible to lock up criminals and restore order.
Sadly, such proposals would be deemed too extreme for the globalists who occupy most western governments and NGOs. The silver lining here is that there are world leaders out here like Bukele who are willing to buck these trends. Hopefully, more right-wing nationalist leaders begin following suit and start taking back their counties from the hostile occupational forces that have usurped power in these polities.