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Opinion: El Salvador “erases” its memory

By Asier Vera

(Opinion) Several inmates, shovel in hand, violently pound the grave of a Mara Salvatrucha gang member under an armed man's watchful eye.

In a few minutes, the grave is reduced to rubble, and it is no longer even possible to read the name of the deceased.

Dozens of inmates work to remove the memory and symbols of the gangs from the cemeteries, just as El Salvador's president, Nayib Bukele, has given the dangerous order to remove all graffiti and signs that "honor criminals."

According to the Salvadoran leader, this is the latest measure in his . . .

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