The presidents of Colombia and El Salvador, Gustavo Pedro and Naib Bugele, got engaged again on social media this Thursday. The Salvadoran recalls his Colombian counterpart A corruption case involving his eldest son In order to respond Criticism of the poor treatment of inmates in the Central American country’s prisons.
The first to resume the exchange of statements was President Pedro, who mentioned the news that Buquel’s government, according to the US Attorney’s Office, had secretly agreed with the gangs to lower the homicide rate in exchange for better conditions. .
“Rather than making government deals under the table, justice will seek peace without guile and put it on the table.”Pedro wrote on his Twitter profile, responding to criticism of his plan to negotiate with armed groups to end the Colombian armed conflict.
Bugel responded by assuring that he did not understand President Pedro’s “obsession” with El Salvador, to whom he asked: “Doesn’t your son make deals under the table and for money?”
“Is everything good at home?”Pedro’s eldest son, Nicolás, asked him about a bribe he allegedly received to benefit criminals in government-promoted peace plans after being requested by the Colombian president. himself.
A few weeks ago, the verbal spat started between the two presidents Pedro Salvador described some of the prisons as “concentration camps”. After Bugel released a video of the spectacular transformation of thousands of gang members into a newly built maximum security prison.
The center, which opened at the end of February, was built in the municipality of Tecoloca to house about 40,000 of the more than 64,000 gang members detained under the state of emergency in El Salvador since March 2022.
Pedro described the images as “terrifying” that “gives you chills”, and while he said he “shouldn’t go to other countries”, he criticized that “there are people who want to see young people in prisons, believing it’s safety”. ” and with the aim of “soaring in fame”.
“The president of El Salvador is proud because he has reduced the homicide rate, he says, by subduing the gangs that are in prisons today, which, in my opinion, are terrible,” Pedro added. Universities in Colombia over the years.
(with information from EuropaPress)