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As Central and South America dump murderers, drug traffickers, and a lineup of other criminals at our border, our crime rates are soaring while theirs are on the decline. It’s funny how that works out, isn’t it? But let’s be clear: that’s Joe Biden’s fault, not theirs. In truth, we can’t help but admire leaders like El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele. He’s managed to flip the script in his country, transforming it from a cesspool of danger into a beacon of safety by taking a tough stance on gangs. His approach of prioritizing his citizens and coming down hard on thugs is gaining traction in the region. Ecuador’s President Daniel Noboa is following suit, and guess what? It’s making a difference there, too. It turns out that treating criminals as criminals (instead of civil rights heroes) actually works. If only we could get that memo over to Joe Biden, right?

Well, it turns out, there’s a new player on the scene aiming to Make South America Great Again—Argentina’s President Javier Milei. He’s bringing that “outsider” energy and a “Trumpy” vibe that resonates with the people. So, it’s hardly a shock to see his political allies embracing a “Bukele-style” crackdown on crime in their areas. Take Santa Fe, for instance, one of the hottest gang regions, now home to a maximum-security prison filled with gang members. The message being sent is crystal clear: there’s a new sheriff in town, and mercy isn’t part of the equation.

This major criminal crackdown is an amazing trend that’s sweeping Central and South America.

Governor Maximiliano Pullaro of Santa Fe Province isn’t holding back anymore; he’s on a mission. Not only is he cracking down on the gang members already behind bars, but he’s also gearing up to round up many more. That’s exactly why he’s spearheading the construction of a new, cutting-edge prison complex. It’s clear he means business.

Buenos Aires Times:

It is an image that has become common in countries hit by gang violence like Ecuador and El Salvador: shirtless and subdued prisoners lined up under the watch of heavily armed police.

Fed up with drug-related gang unrest, the governor in Argentina’s bloodiest province of Sante Fe has released a flurry of similar photos in a warning to narcos, along with a promise to finish construction on a long-delayed maximum security prison.

The moves have seen some accuse him of “Bukelisation” – a catchphrase in Latin America referring to the gang-busting tactics of El Salvador’s hardline President Nayib Bukele.

Sante Fe Province Governor Maximiliano Pullaro has imposed harsher conditions on prisoners, particularly gang bosses, which he says has earned him 25 death threats since he took office two months ago.

“The more they mess with us, the worse it will be,” provincial Security Minister Pablo Cococcioni said of drug-lords, adding that “they won’t even be able to blink” once the new prison has been built.

Santa Fe province’s capital is Rosario, renowned for a murder rate five times the national average (22 for every 100,000 inhabitants) and for being the birthplace of football superstar Lionel Messi.

Rosario has a key port on South America’s second-longest river after the Amazon – the Paraná – which has made it a hotspot for the movement of drugs from Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay headed to Europe and Asia.

President Milei isn’t just helping clean up crime and get rid of the bad guys; he’s also pulled his country out of the ruins of financial collapse.

This is exactly what “outsiders” like President Trump bring to the table. They introduce new ideas, think outside the box, and unlike the seasoned career politicians who are always on the take, they put the people first. That’s the real reason the establishment pushes back against Trump. He shakes up their comfortable routine, posing a real threat to the way they and their buddies pad their wallets, all while the peasants suffer.