Buenos Aires, Argentina — A day after the first wave of people fled to escape the violence and bloodshed in El Salvador, the streets of Buenos Aires are filled with empty homes.
In the streets, the first of a wave of evacuees have been seen.
As the first week of the crisis drew to a close, some of the first families to leave El Salvador left their homes and were not seen again.
On Thursday, El Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes said his government was ready to evacuate more than 50,000 people from the country’s capital.
In a video message to El Salvadorans, Funes spoke of “the urgent need to evacuate as quickly as possible, and to get to the other side of the border.”
In the video message, Fune also said he is ready to send the National Guard to protect El Salvador’s border with Colombia and to “take measures to protect people from being abducted.”
Funes said that he would call the National Security Council and the National Police.
The country’s President, Mauricio Macri, has made no public statements about whether he will send the Guard or not.
The country’s interior minister, Jose Luis Guerra, said that the Guard has been deployed to protect the border.
A few hours after Funes’ televised message, in a statement issued by the Interior Ministry, Foresaid the country is ready for more people to leave.
“We need people to move out and stay, to leave the country and move on, as soon as possible,” he said.
“We need all of the people who are here to leave, to move on.”
In a separate statement, Fades office said that some families that left their home in El Valle, one of the largest cities in the country, had left.
El Valle is about 20 miles from the border with Honduras and was the largest city to be hit by the violence.
“There are people who have left their houses, but the government is not sending the National Guards, and so we are taking precautions to protect those who are left in El Salvadores house,” Funes spokesperson Isabel Carrasquero said in a telephone interview.
The National Guard has also been deployed at the border, according to Carrasque.
Some families were evacuated from the El Vallianes town of La Paz, and others left in the town of Olor, but officials say the National Intelligence Agency did not release their names and their families have not been allowed to leave either.
According to Funes, the Interior Minister’s office said the National Border Guard is currently protecting the border in La Pampas with its soldiers.
Funes has also called on the Argentine military to “act responsibly and decisively” in protecting the countrys border with the United States, and is urging the country to send its soldiers to protect it.
A day earlier, President Maurício Macri met with Funes to discuss the crisis and other issues.
Macri said he was ready for the countryto evacuate as soonas possible.
“As soon as it is clear that there is no longer any danger for the population in El Soto del Mar, I will send a National Guard,” Macri said in an interview with state broadcaster EFE.
The El Salvador government has set up a special task force, the Task Force of Coordination for the Coordination of the Protection of the People, to coordinate the evacuation of El Salvadors population.
Macri called on his military to deploy to protect his country.
Macris also met with National Intelligence chief Jose Luis Gonzalez, who said the task force will coordinate the military’s deployment.
Macri has said that his government will send its troops to protect its borders.
The violence and violence that has erupted in El Sur, the capital of the western state of Chiapas, has left many people dead and displaced more than 100,000.
The violence began last month and has left nearly 100,00 people dead since July and displaced about 11,000 more.
The violence has been fueled by drug cartels and gangs who have been fighting to take control of large parts of the country.
The conflict has displaced tens of thousands of people.
The United Nations said Thursday that more than 3.6 million people have been displaced by El Sur’s violence.
The number of displaced in the region has been rising and now stands at about 5.2 million, according the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
In addition to El Sur and Chiapos, at least 11 other states have seen outbreaks of violence.
Guatemala, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic have been rocked by unrest.