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Look: Argentina is going full "Bukele" on gang members and traffickers…

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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.