El Salvador President Bukele denies granting favours to gangs

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Published on September 6, 2020 by

El Salvador’s president is denying reports he offered a powerful gang better prison conditions in exchange for lowering the murder rate ahead of mid-term elections.
El Faro newspaper says it has documents that detail negotiations with the notorious MS-13 gang.
President Nayib Bukele responded with angry denials on Twitter.
But the attorney general says he plans to launch an investigation.

Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports.

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