“People don’t flee their homes because they want to, people flee their homes because they feel they have to,” President Nayib Bukele told the BBC.
“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,” Bukele said.
“We can blame any other country but what about our blame? What country did they flee? Did they flee the United States? They fled El Salvador, they fled our country. It is our fault.”