Letter to the Editor: A Bukele Aide Defends the Security Crackdown

By AQ Online

A response from AQ’s readers.

In response to Ricardo J. Valencia’s May 2 article for AQ, “U.S. Citizens Are Getting Caught Up in El Salvador’s Mass Arrests,” a reader writes: Ricardo J. Valencia’s recent article offered zero evidence that would support his hyperbolic headline. He mentions only two U.S. citizens who were arrested and notes that they were quickly released. He does not provide any proof of others at all. This opinion piece is the very definition of yellow journalism, based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration. El Salvador has no policy to arrest the innocent. In...

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