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Security & Strategic Review - December 2021

EL SALVADOR: Gov’t under renewed pressure over disappearances

In November a councillor at San Salvador’s municipal office, Héctor Silva, proposed an emergency plan to deal with disappearances in the metropolitan area. His proposal – which has so far fallen on deaf ears – comes as the government led by President Nayib Bukele, which continues to claim progress in security issues, particularly in relation to reducing homicides, is facing mounting pressure from institutions such as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to address the rise in disappearances.

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