Will the release of the corruption list affect US-Central America relations?
Though far from revelatory, a new list of officials the United States government suspects of corruption and drug trafficking in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras may further roil Washington’s … Read more
Removal of the attorney general and magistrates is alarming everyone but most Salvadorans
El Salvador’s parliament removes checks and balances on President Bukele’s powers. But why aren’t more Salvadorans protesting what is happening? On May 1, the newly elected Salvador legislature began its three-year term. This day is usually a formality with activities such as the swearing-in ceremony of all newly elected … Read more
New Salvadoran legislature removes the attorney general and all constitutional Chamber’s judges
On Saturday, May 1st, the new Salvadoran legislature passed resolutions removing the Salvadoran General attorney and all Judges in the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Judicial Court. After the 2021-2024 legislature approved removal, they proceeded to elect and swore new judges. The exact process was used to remove Raul … Read more
President Bukele’s post-legislative election message. “Our country changed forever”
Sunday night, President Nayib Bukele addressed the nation regarding the legislative elections of February 28. “Our country has changed forever,” declared the president in a nationally televised event. New Ideas, the political party created by Nayib Bukele, won 56 of the 84 available seats at the Legislative Assembly. With … Read more
Nayib Bukele’s political party on its way to take control of the Salvadoran Congress
As of Monday early morning, and with over 72% of votes counted, the preliminary results show that president Bukele’s political party (New Ideas) is on its way to winning more than 66 seats of the Salvadoran legislative branch. With 66 votes, New Ideas would have a 2/3 majority, which … Read more
Salvadoran Legislative recommends the dismissal of Bukele’s Health Minister.
A legislative Assembly special commission created to investigated the systematic irregular actions of the Executive Branch, affecting the treatment, prevention, and combat of the pandemic, released a partial report on Monday. They recommend the dismissal of Francisco Alabi, Bukele’s Health Minister. The report, which was formulated mostly by deputies … Read more
Final poll before the El Salvador elections shows Nuevas Ideas as the big winner.
Nuevas Ideas, the political party created by president Nayib Bukele is posed to become the big winner in the upcoming legislative elections, according to the latest poll released by the University institute of public opinion IUDOP of the Central American University Jose Simeon Cañas UCA. The survey was conducted … Read more
El Salvador opposition reverses their position to remove president Bukele.
One day after ARENA’s deputy Ricardo Velasquez Parker introduced a petition to have president’s Bukele mental health evaluated so that he can be removed from office. Predominant members of both major political parties, FMLN and ARENA, indicate their unwillingness to be part of the process. Parker’s proposal regarding Nayib … Read more
Salvadoran legislators start the process to remove Nayib Bukele from office.
On Tuesday, January 9th, the anniversary of the time Nayib Bukele entered the Salvadoran Legislative accompanied by military personal. Deputy Ricardo Velasquez Parker introduced a petition to have president Nayib Bukele remove from office. The proposal entered by ARENA’s deputy, Ricardo Velásquez Parker, seeks to activate Article 131 of … Read more
New Ideas political party in great shape ahead of crucial elections in El Salvador.
The New ideas political party has positioned itself as the predominant winner in the upcoming February 28th elections. The most recent polls show that the party founded by president Nayib Bukele will gain control of the Salvadoran Legislative branch and become the number one political force in the country. … Read more