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El Salvador Rights Groups Warn of “Coup” Against Judiciary Led by President Nayib Bukele

The US government "has a lot of leverage over El Salvador. It's time to use it" as President Nayib Bukele dismantles the checks on balances on his power that are essential to democracy.

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President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador “paints his party as young, free of ideology, favorable to business and yet a protector of the poor,” says @ioangrillo . Yet he uses troops “to pressure legislators ... and praised the use of lethal force in policing.”

El Salvador's Congress removed a tax break that benefits newspapers -- many of which are harsh critics of President Nayib Bukele -- just days after it sacked a number of judges

"The future of El Salvador's democracy is under scrutiny after lawmakers teamed up with populist president Nayib Bukele over the weekend to replace every judge on the Constitutional Court, the highest branch of the country's judiciary system." | Analysis

"The future of El Salvador's democracy is under scrutiny after lawmakers teamed up with populist president Nayib Bukele over the weekend to replace every judge on the Constitutional Court, the highest branch of the country's judiciary system." | Analysis

The rise of President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador has shaken some of the country's journalists, academics and human rights defenders, writes @ioangrillo . “They see him as many Americans saw President Donald Trump: as a firebrand who endangers democracy.”

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele defended his party’s removal of the attorney general and five top judges, saying the country’s Constitution allows Congress to do so

President Nayib Bukele has said it was no concern of the rest of the world that El Salvador was “cleaning” its house. Few Salvadorans seem to disagree with him

SAN SALVADOR - A political storm has erupted in El Salvador as its parliament, newly controlled by President Nayib Bukele's party, dismissed the attorney general and top judges deemed hostile to the populist leader. #BangkokPost  #World 

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El Salvador's president, Nayib Bukele, is accused of targeting journalists and chilling free speech

Just spoke to President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador. Will be helping them with Ventilators, which are desperately needed. They have worked well with us on immigration at the Southern Border!

El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele claims he's confronting a murder spree, but he detains prisoners in potentially deadly conditions like this (in the middle of a pandemic) and authorizes police illegally to use lethal force even when it's not necessary.

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El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has authorized the use of lethal force by the police and army against gang members he says are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, after a weekend of violence left at least 50 people dead across the country.

“People don’t flee their homes because they want to,” President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador said. “They flee their homes because they feel they have to.”

El Salvador will have a second president of Palestinian descent – Nayib Bukele. Here's how Palestinians have heavily influenced the small Latin American country over the last 100 years.

El Salvador's new president Nayib Bukele is being inaugurated today. He's the youngest president in the country's history and came to power with a right-wing party.

Congratulations to President-elect of El Salvador Nayib Bukele for his victory! The United States looks forward to working with El Salvador to advance prosperity and democracy in the region.

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