The Auxiliary Bishop of San Salvador, His Exc. Mgr. Gregorio Rosa Chavez, expressed in the usual press conference on Sunday, his concern for disputes among the main political forces in El Salvador, after the ARENA party decided to leave the table for dialogue with the government.
The decision had already been announced: ARENA had in fact
warned that, if the 2017 national budget had been approved underfunded,
it would abandon dialogue, dialogue proposed with the aim of reaching
agreements with the government.
Mgr. Rosa Chavez went back to talk about the need for solutions related
to gangs in the country: "Violence is not the solution, fire is not
quenched by putting more gasoline", said the Bishop.
regarding gangs is a real problem. Distrust is normal, but something
must be done, because the problem is causing daily anguish and
casualties among the population", he said.
"In these days we hear the
language of arms, which is why we count the dead every day", he
According to the local press, there are about 70,000 gang
members and about 16,000 are in prison with extreme security measures,
to prevent continuing to plot other crimes.