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El Salvador: coming face to face with prisoners in the country's mega-jail

Since the Cecot (Centre for the Confinement of Terrorism) opened on 31 January 2023, the BBC had repeatedly requested access to the mega-prison. It was finally granted two days after President Nayib Bukele claimed victory in the presidential election held on 4 February.

Source: BBC (15/02/2024)