Bukele’s Legislative Assembly Ousts Supreme Court Magistrates and Attorney General

The removal of the Constitutional Chamber magistrates —without room for formal debate in the plenary or for the magistrates to defend themselves— received condemnations the same night by international organizations and the U.S. government. Julie Chung, acting assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, issued a statement: “A strong U.S.-El Salvador relationship will depend on the Government of El Salvador supporting the separation of powers and upholding democratic norms.” On Sunday morning, Secretary of State Antony Blinken revealed that he had just gotten off the phone with Bukele and expressed “serious concerns” over the moves against the Constitutional Chamber and attorney general.

Bukele’s Legislative Assembly Ousts Supreme Court Magistrates and Attorney General

About Stephen E. McGaughey
Resident of the City of Coral Gables

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