6 Aug 2023

El Salvador president promises crackdown on gangs in rural areas

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Thousands of soldiers and armed police have been deployed in a rural area of El Salvador – where the country’s president has promised to ramp up his crackdown on criminal street gangs.

Nayib Bukele said the Cabanias area had become the top hiding place for gang members – declaring the patrols would continue until all of them had been found.