Thousands of Salvadorans marched peacefully in rejection of recognition of Bitcoin as legal tender, the high cost of living, rise in disappearances, acts of corruption involving government officials and ministers, and the Buleke government’s negotiations with criminal gangs, among other issues
Many fear that the volatility of the cryptocurrency will affect their income and purchasing power. They condemned that it is not suitable for small vendors and only benefits the big investors and transnational companies.
In its first session, the new Legislative Assembly of El Salvador dismissed all the judges from the Supreme Court and the Attorney General, sparking national and international condemnation for what many have called a coup and an attack on democracy
In today’s episode we take a look at the preliminary results of El Salvador’s elections, the sentencing of Palestinian politician Khalida Jarrar by an Israeli military court, protests in Bangladesh following the custodial death of Mushtaq Ahmed, and cuts to aid for Yemen by the UK government.