The one where we talk about Nayib Bukele, an indictment from the EDNY, the curious crackdown on some gang members in El Salvador, and MAGA's fawning approval of these measures.
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“He says that, for some time now, the gangs’ street "soldiers" believe that their leaders "sold them out."
"It’s true. These structures have no management. The ranflas [leaders] claimed to be looking out for their soldiers’ wellbeing. Not anymore. We came to the conclusion that it wasn’t the case." He thinks that the concentration of power in the hands of the historic leaders of the organizations had backfired on them.
"The ranflas [in prison] didn’t want to appoint substitutes [in the streets]. I don’t know why. Maybe because they didn’t want to leave to someone else what was theirs. So they didn’t do it. These locos negotiated for their own benefit. What did they negotiate? I don’t know," he said.”
El Faro on the pact between Bukele and the gangs
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