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Wed May 5, 2021, 07:10 PM

International Repudiation of Judicial Coup in El Salvador

Published 5 May 2021 (2 hours 25 minutes ago)

Criticism against the Legislative Assembly and the government of El Salvador, headed by Nayib Bukele, as a result of the dismissal of Supreme Court justices and the attorney general continued on Tuesday, while it is expected that in the second plenary session of Congress, convened for Wednesday, more controversial decisions will be made.

The first reactions from social organizations and labor unions came on Saturday and Sunday with demonstrations in several points of the capital, San Salvador, after the unicameral parliament, elected in February, took the decision to dismiss the magistrates of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) and the Attorney General Raúl Melara, an action considered a blow to the system of separation of powers and harshly criticized by members of the international community.

In the midst of this situation, the president of the legislature, Ernesto Castro, called for this Wednesday a second plenary session in which, according to some publications of pro-government deputies on social media, the dismissal of the Human Rights attorney, Apolonio Tobar, and the magistrates of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) and the Court of Accounts could be sought.

With all of them—as well as the magistrates and the attorney general—President Nayib Bukele had confrontations during the last year regarding the adoption of measures on the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the opening of the military archives of the El Mozote massacre of 1981, rejected by Bukele, and the approval of more funds for governmental plans, such as the "territorial control" security plan.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 07:24 PM

1. Aside from the people, who are the good guys?

Salvadoran politics hurt my brain.

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