Constitutional Crisis in El Salvador Over Bukele's Security Plan

2/11/2020

San Salvador, El Salvador - Thousands of Salvadorans gathered outside the country's legislative assembly on Sunday as the country faced its most significant constitutional crisis since it signed a peace accord agreement to end a civil war in 1992.

Military officers entered the legislative chamber in an unprecedented show of military power by President Nayib Bukele against the country's legislators to demand vote on loan for security forces.

Human rights groups say the president's actions are a "smokescreen" that threatens the balance of separation of powers in the country.

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