Salvadoran president’s first year in office has been marked by political tensions, militarization and false promises. However, his failures in handling COVID-19 are bringing more people on to the streets
Salvadorans are protesting over the lack of food and economic aid to poor and unemployed people, the shortage of personal protection equipment for health workers, and the delay in the return of people stranded abroad
National and international human rights organizations have condemned the president’s actions as the crackdown on inmates comes amid fears over the spread of the novel coronavirus
Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele threatened to invoke Article 87 which allows for a ‘right to insurrection’ if legislators did not accept his demand for a special session of the assembly to approve a loan of USD 109 million
It remains to be seen if Nayib Bukele, who was expelled from the left-wing Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), will continue with the many progressive measures introduced by the outgoing government of Salvador Sánchez Cerén
Romero spoke up against the US-backed dictatorship and for the rights of the poor.