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Bullrich tells Bukele she wants to replicate his security plan in Argentina

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“We are at your service for whatever you need,” Bukele told Bullrich at the Conservative gathering in Washington DC  “We are at your service for whatever you need,” Bukele told Bullrich at the Conservative gathering in Washington DC

Argentina's Security Minister Patricia Bullrich told El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele Friday in Washington DC at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) summit that “we want to follow the model you are carrying out” to tackle crime. Argentine President Javier Milei is scheduled to speak Saturday at this event after meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Buenos Aires.

Bullrich posted on her X account a video of the dialogue she held with Bukele, during which she praised Bukele for lowering “crime as you have done and still endure criticism when you have saved millions and millions of lives, the truth is unbelievable.”

“We really want to work and see what you have done. We put a lot of effort into it and we need to get to that place too. And we are going to get there. We are making an important change in Argentina,” Bullrich told Bukele.

“We are at your service for whatever you need,” replied Bukele who has repeatedly praised the Argentine Libertarian leader Milei.

Bukele has argued in the case of Argentina since the problem of violence is smaller, “the medicine could be smaller” too. “I believe that all countries have differences and it is clear that El Salvador is not the United Kingdom, the same could be said that El Salvador is not Argentina either. There are differences, even the security problem in Argentina, which exists, is perhaps not as pressing as it was in El Salvador and, therefore, the measures that can be shared on our part, suddenly do not need to be so drastic,” Bukele stressed while reckoning the similarities stemming from the fact that the two nations “are Latin American” and criminality is a consequence “of poverty.”

Under Bukele, all constitutional guarantees have been suspended since March 2022 in El Salvador to implement the government's security plan against gangs. This measure, widely supported by the population in polls, allows the police to detain any person without an arrest warrant and hold them in detention for at least 15 days before they are brought before a court. This regime has been extended 22 times in Congress for 30-day periods. The right to defense of detainees and the privacy of communications are also on hold.

Milei and former President Donald Trump are scheduled to appear at the CPAC event on Saturday but at different times. Hence, no meeting between the two of them is expected to take place.

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  • Chicureo

    President Nayib Bukele is my hero!

    Regarding article Bullrich - Nayib Bukele, my recent post was unfortunately not fully not posted.

    * * *

    (Complete post script...)

    Somewhat recently, Señor Tænk inquired about my horological collection...

    My current fun watch is a Timex Marlin automatic “Peanuts Gang's All Here”, gifted by my grandchildren.

    I really love this treasure!

    My daily-wear time piece is a Sinn UTC limited release, black Tegiment coated submarine grade stainless steel 41mm; that I personally purchased at their Frankfurt headquarters. (Reportfully only 400 were ever made.)

    Among the sentimental treasures, includes a white gold Omega Seamaster,9ñn gifted upon my graduation at the naval academy by my late father and my grandfather's rose gold Patek Philippe Calatrava.

    I've also been collecting a modest number of time pieces, which many have been via inheritance over the years.

    * * *

    As to our family farm, operations are progressing very well this season.

    Agriculture can be highly risky, on a long enough timeline, the survival rate for growers drops to zero.

    Saying that, the recent Hass avocado liquidations have been very satisfying.

    However due to uncertain weather, our table grapes could be affected.

    Besides harvesting the traditional Thompson Seedless and Flame Seedless, we're very pleased with the marvelous new crop this year.

    The introduced red varieties we've grafted include Jack Salute, and Sweet Celebration, while our newest greens include Autumn Crisp and Cotton Candy. (These are some of the latest California popular favorites.)

    We see the current USA spot market pricing for the very best varieties continue to exceed US$ 40 per box on the east coast.

    (Our primary customers are Wegmans in the USA and Tesco in the UK.)

    Sadly, the Panamanian Canal problem and extremely high sea freight costs this season are very challenging.

    In my opinion, anti-petroleum activists are ruining our entire world economy.

    ¡Saludos de Panquehue!

    Feb 24th, 2024 - 05:36 pm 0
  • Tænk


    A) President Nayib Bukele...:
    - He ain't precisely “My Hero” but..., as I did with Nestor & Cristina Kirchner..., I Tænk he is a corageous individual doing a decent job in an almost impossible situation...
    (I read that he has banned EACH & EVERY KIND of private ownership of H2O rights in El Salvador...! Goooooòoooood boy... ;-)

    B) Horological collection...:
    1) - That Peanuts Timex of yours is really cute...! (And weareable... ;-)
    2) - Small World..! I had once a “EZM 1”..., also bought directly from Herr Helmut Sinn in the 90's... (Expropriated long ago by one of the sons :-(
    3) - A Grandpa's rose gold Calatrava..., huhhhh? - A “Ref. 96”..., I presume...?

    C) Grapes...:
    - Cotton Candies are kind of problematic... After the first ½ kg..., they become unbearably empalagosas...

    D) ...:
    -In my opinion, anti-petroleum activists are saving our entire World...
    - As you surely know..., we Scandigonians are miles ahead of you... Just listen to one of Greta Thunberg's gooood friends...:


    Feb 24th, 2024 - 11:19 pm 0
  • Chicureo


    The Patek Philippe Calatrava is from 1950's with a 27SC movement.

    I'm sincerely impressed you met Herr Helmut Sinn. (He lived 101 years!)

    I do hope you're wrong about the Cotton Candy variety as my customer has specifically requested it...

    Shipping logistics need reasonable cost fuel.

    Meanwhile the harvest has my full attention.


    Feb 25th, 2024 - 01:49 am 0
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