Homicide Rate Dropping in One of World’s Most Violent Countries

The number of homicides in El Salvador has dropped sharply - and everyone wonders why. The new government sees this as a result of its security strategy. But the decline could have other causes.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - El Salvador's president loves to tweet passionately, preferably success stories. He has had many to announce since taking office in June 2019, mostly on statistics. As soon as Nayib Bukele was sworn in, the number of monthly homicides dropped. At the end of the year, the total number of murders stood at 2398, nearly a third less than the previous year. In a global comparison . . .

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