El Salvador Rights Groups Warn of “Coup” Against Judiciary

Led by President Nayib Bukele

Nayib Bukele

By Democracy Now

HAVANA TIMES – In El Salvador, rights groups are warning of a worsening political crisis after the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly, which is controlled by the political party of President Nayib Bukele, voted to unseat five Supreme Court judges. The Salvadoran attorney general has also been dismissed. The Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, or CISPES, is calling their ousting illegal and an assault on democratic institutions. Other Salvadoran groups condemned the move.

José Marinero: “We categorically condemn this coup d’état endorsed by President Bukele and executed by lawmakers of the New Ideas party and other parties, who, through the cooptation of justice, are trying to consummate an unquestionable authoritarian political project in which all powers respond to a single person.”

In response, CISPES is demanding the U.S. withdraw funding for the Salvadoran military and police and stop sending aid that they argue only benefits the economic interests of the corrupt elite.

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One thought on “El Salvador Rights Groups Warn of “Coup” Against Judiciary

  • May 4, 2021 at 5:02 pm
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    To whoever reads this:

    Rest assured that the people of el salvador voted not only for the current President, but also, the current legislative assembly. It is beyond belief that the country’s government may be restricted in any way to enact the will of the people. El Salvadorian’s have never felt as safe and hopeful as they do now.

    It is a crime for those ex-judges of the supreme court to have had close ties with politically parties. It is also a crime for the ex Judges to have protected ex politicians from legal prosecution (for their crimes)

    Now, consider this, is president Biden and congress, not considering packing the courts to get their way? How should the international community respond to this?

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