As El Salvador arrests thousands, families search for the missing
Is this the bitter medicine necessary to combat gang violence? On March 27th 2022, El Salvador entered into a 30-day "Regimén de Excepción" in response to a rampage of gang-related homicides earlier that month, allowing authorities to hold people under "administrative detention" without charges for up to 15 days. After a wave of at least 13,000 arrests, with police rounding up young men without evidence, Kevin Sieff brings you the stories of some of the families in line at El Penalito, desperately searching for news of their loved ones.
From The Washington Post