El Salvador: US announces “suspension” of relations with Naib Bukele government | International

El Salvador: US announces “suspension” of relations with Naib Bukele government |  International
Jean Manes, head of the U.S. embassy in San Salvador, told a news conference this Monday.Manual (AFP)

Relations between the United States and the administration, led by Salvador’s President Naib Bukele, reached an all-time low this Monday. Jean Manes, head of the U.S. embassy in San Salvador, announced this week that he was leaving Central America because Washington considered Buchail’s anti – democratic decision to disrupt his relationship with US authorities. “It simply came to our notice then [de Bukele] To improve relations with the United States, “Manes told a news conference this morning.

The diplomat cited controversial actions Young and famous president, Among them Attack on press freedom, Restrict access to public information, scrap anti-corruption programs and “increase their attacks on the United States, including attacks on the president.” [Joe Biden] In government-funded networks, ”he explained. “If the government wants to improve relations with the United States, it should not do so,” the diplomat concluded.

Tensions between Washington and San Salvador have been high since the end of October, with the release of an audio recording of a US embassy official reportedly attending a meeting with representatives of Buhlin’s party, New Ideas, in which some of them expressed dissatisfaction. Controversial decisions of the President. The president described the incident as a “conspiracy” and launched a relentless hunt within his political group.

The embassy denied the allegations, saying “the embassy does not support a political party and, as is normal in all diplomatic relations, meets with various Salvadorian government officials and Salvador’s citizens.” On Monday, Manes reiterated his position: “At our home, at our embassy, ​​we always invite people from all walks of life, and the government knows they attended these meetings before they reached the government. We never try to separate, we always try to have different perspectives. ”

Despite opposition criticism of Bukelo’s position, neither Bukelo nor his administration reacted to the US decision. Deputy Leader of the Opposition Claudia Ortiz has questioned the government in a statement to the Salvador newspaper La Prensa Gráfica. “Aren’t we interested in a relationship with the United States?” So what are we interested in? Get in touch with organized crime or other types of governments that do not want to support us in the fight against undemocratic and corrupt practices, ”the legislator said.

Meanwhile, the president has closer ties with the international community, and the headquarters of six NGOs were raided after this Monday. By order of counsel Salvador women, including Onjis fighting for women’s rights. “The government of President Naib Bukhele is following in his footsteps [Daniel Ortega]”Trial and prosecution of women’s rights organizations,” she said, referring to the persecution of civil society organizations and the media in Nicaragua and condemning feminist leader Morena Herrera.

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Bukhel, for his part, announced on Sunday that he would build the city of Bitcoin at a cost of $ 17,000 million in a large arena. In a situation like the one set up by big technology, in the presence of hundreds of followers, when they announced their new introductions, Buhl was interested in the project and promised that it would bring economic growth to his country. In the huge fireworks reflected on the waters of a Pacific coast, the government of young populists has confirmed that this initiative aims to transform El Salvador into the Latin American Singapore.

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