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El Salvador meets USAID leader Naib Bukheil after aid cuts to judiciary

El Salvador meets USAID leader Naib Bukheil after aid cuts to judiciary

Samantha Power, an executive at the U.S. aid agency, expressed her concern to Buckeye about the deteriorating democracy in the country.

This morning, Samantha Power, executive director of the United States Agency for International Cooperation (USAID), said she had a meeting with President Naib Bukel.

In it, according to Power, concerns about democratic rule in El Salvador were discussed.

“A constructive meeting with President aynaiibbukele. We had an open conversation on a number of issues, some of the #EEUU’s concerns about ஆதரவுUSAID’s support for the people of Salvador and democratic rule,” the official wrote on Twitter.

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The visit to El Salvador is part of the first international visit of President Joe Biden, President of the US Cooperation Council and member of the National Security Council. This came just a month and a half after the ruling party attacked the judiciary and took over a lawyer’s office.

For this reason, on May 22, USIIT announced that it was withdrawing its cooperation from the Supreme Court, the Attorney General’s Office, the National Civil Police, which conducted and conducted the coup, and the Public Information Access. Taken officially.

The Cooperation Agency added that the funds would be diverted to civil society organizations that promote democracy in the fight against corruption.

Although there were no further details about the meeting between Power and President Buckley, he said in his tweet that “I appreciate your desire to find a better way in the future”.

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Prior to the May 1 coup, the United States called for the restoration of democratic order, which brought the state’s three powers and the prosecutor’s office under its control, but the president said it was “irreversible”, further stifling its relationship with El Salvador’s key partner, Washington.

In addition to her meeting with Buckeye, Samantha Power was at a meeting with anti-corruption organizations at Jose Simeone Canas Central American University (UCA), where she criticized the removal of El Salvador’s anti – corruption tool. Rights drive away trust and investment in the state.