Reminding that they had eliminated gangs in his country in the past, Bukele, in his assessment of the events in Haiti on his social media account X, said, "We can solve the security crisis in Haiti. But we need the consent of the United Nations Security Council and the host. We are ready if all costs are covered."


Underlining that his country has been fighting gangs for years and has finally managed to ensure public security, Bukele said, "We saw similar images in El Salvador a few years ago. Gangs were bathing in the heads of their victims. All the experts believed that they could not be defeated, but we destroyed them. Haiti should do the same."


The 72-hour state of emergency (SoE) declared on March 4 to capture prisoners who escaped from prison in Haiti was extended for 1 month on March 7.

Armed gangs demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry clashed with security forces by organizing armed attacks on 2 prisons near Port-au Prince and Croix des Bouquets on March 2 and 3. During the clashes, approximately 4 thousand prisoners escaped from the prisons and 12 people lost their lives.

The government declared a 72-hour state of emergency and imposed a curfew at certain hours to catch the criminals who escaped from the prison.

At the time of the gang attacks, Prime Minister Henry had traveled to Nairobi to consider sending a Kenyan-led multinational security force to Haiti.

Henry, who had intended to fly to Haiti on his way back from Kenya, had to land in San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, March 5, as flights from the Dominican Republic to Haiti were canceled due to the ongoing gang violence in the country.

The gang, led by Jimmy Cherizier, nicknamed "Barbecue", who led the escape of thousands of prisoners from prison, had tried on several occasions to take over the airport in the capital to prevent Prime Minister Henry from returning to the country.