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Why El Salvador's president Nayib Bukele wants everyone to know about his new prison
March 08 2023, 08:00
Last week, El Salvador's president Nayib Bukele posted a typically divisive video on Twitter. To the sound of thrilling fast-paced music, it showed hundreds of detainees being transferred to a new "megaprison" officially named the Center for Confining Terrorism. Constructed last year to host the Central American country's burgeoning prison population, it is the largest prison in the Americas, with capacity for 40,000 inmates.