Quotes by Salvadorian authors
Everybody wants to be home. People will rather stay at their home with little than risk everything to try to find more.
People don't flee their homes because they want to, people flee their homes because they feel they have to. Why? Because they don't have a job, because they are being threatened by gangs, because they don't have basic things like water, education, health.
What is at risk are the lives of hard-working Salvadoran families. In fact, unchecked violence was one of the main drivers of immigration from this country to the United States.
We can send all the blame to any government we like. We can say President Trump's policies are wrong. We can say Mexico's policies are wrong. But, what about our blame?
It is obvious, our country has failed to provide two basic things which are the two main drivers of immigration, which are the lack of economic opportunity and a lack of security.
We have a problem that we have to fix in El Salvador - We have been sending migrants to the United States and elsewhere since the '80s and now we have almost a quarter of our population living abroad.
It's our responsibility to create the conditions where people don't want to flee our country.
If the U.S. government is serious about fighting irregular migration, it should support and encourage legal migration.
We have said it loud and clear: Regardless of whether it involves someone from our party or any other party, whoever it is, the Cicies will have to act against a corrupt person.
When you have your own people fleeing their homes it's not because they found a job somewhere else... then you have something to fix in your country.
So if people have an opportunity for a decent job, a decent education, a decent health care system and security, I know that forceful migration will be reduced to zero.
President Trump is very nice and cool... and I'm nice and cool too.
We will make a country that is more prosperous and that can provide decent paying jobs for all of our people.
I started being president when I was 37. I don't wanna be out - I'm gonna be out of the presidency at 42. I really don't wanna be in jail at 43, right? So I mean I'm not here to steal money.
The police and armed forces must prioritize safeguarding their lives, those of their companions and of honest citizens. The use of lethal force is authorized in self-defense or in defense of the lives of Salvadoreans.
We're trying to challenge the gangs, not by repression, but by competing to get the young people to our side.
Sometimes what's recommended to the people is something different than what's recommended to the leaders, because I have been recommended to use hydroxychloroquine as a prophylaxis and the probability of this harming you is very low.
We want to be friends with China, but China has to be friends with us. I don't mean money or investment, but respect.
How much would Italy give to be in our position and be able to declare a quarantine before having thousands of cases? We are facing a pandemic with an incredible virility that has probably never been seen before.
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