Weekly Report - 22 July 2021 (WR-21-29)

EL SALVADOR: Bukele beefs up military

El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele launched the fourth phase of his government’s Plan Control Territorial (PCT) security initiative, codenamed ‘Incursion’, this week. The aim of this phase, Bukele said, was to double the size of the armed forces from some 20,000 to 40,000 to move into areas under the control of mara gangs.

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