Category Archives: Politics

Mozote files – Defense Minister says they will not comply with a judicial order that, according to him, has no legal basis

FACTUM reports: The Minister of National Defense, Francis Merino Monroy, asked the magistrates of the Supreme Court of Justice to stop the inspection of military archives scheduled for next Monday, September 21, as part of the proceedings ordered by a judge in the criminal case for the massacre that occurred in El Mozote in 1981. […]

Presidency’s legal advisor Conan Castro dismisses letter written by members of U.S. Congress

Estamos hablando de diez u once que fueron los que firmaron de trescientos ochenta y tantos que son los senadores en Estados Unidos. No representan ni siquiera el cinco por ciento de ellos. Esto quiere decir que no es unánime, que no es una visión que tenga realmente el gobierno de los Estados Unidos, sino […]

Bukele seeking to change the constitution of El Salvador

EFE and La Prensa Grafica report that president Nayib Bukele has designated Vice-president Félix Ulloa to study and coordinate proposals to reform the Constitution of El Salvador.   The appointment appears registered in the Official Gazette, dated September 1, 2020 and is posted on the institution’s website under agreement 295. According to what is read, […]

U.N. Special Rapporteur: “It is unacceptable for the President to threaten magistrates”

(EN ESPAÑOL AQUI)   The United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Diego García-Sayán, considered unacceptable and worrying the words of President Nayib Bukele, who assured that if he were a dictator he would “shoot (the magistrates of the Constitutional Chamber) or something like that”. On his broadcast on August 9, […]

Corruption and Nepotism during COVID times

(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO)   To be updated   A guide to all the published reports of corruption, nepotism and unethical purchases in El Salvador during the COVID19 pandemic: $300 dollar bonus: 100 thousand people benefitted with a $300 Government bonus were selected under unknown criteria, according to the Court of Accounts of the Republic. This represents […]

El Faro: Bukele threatens journalism

El Faro has published an editorial regarding president Bukele’s confrontation with independent and critical media. El Salvador celebrates the day of the journalist on August 31st.   Since rising to power, Bukele has created an alternate reality where he is the sole defender of the people against those he calls “the same as usual”, a […]

Ministry of Agriculture distributed food from Mexican shell company

FACTUM reports: The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) distributed tuna from the Supertuna, Lucky Tuna and Tritún brands, packaged by the Mexican company B-Eminent, which was classified as a shell company by the tax authority of that country for billing simulated operations. The three brands of tuna were included in the food kits distributed […]

The Minister of Finance has resigned

Nelson Fuentes has resigned as Minister of Finances. El Diario de Hoy reports: Nelson Fuentes’ departure comes at a time when the government of Nayib Bukele tries to reduce criticism for the use of public funds to buy food in Mexico and, in turn, get more financing to face the loss of income due to […]

La Jornada: The CIA and the FBI knew of the plans to kill Ellacuria

(EN ESPAÑOL AQUI)   Madrid. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the State Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) knew about the plans of the Salvadoran army’s high command to assassinate the Jesuits of the Central American University (UCA), especially Ignacio Ellacuría, who had been placed on the list of men to be eliminated, […]

Gatoencerrado reports that Ministry of Health purchased boots from the Minister’s relatives

Gato Encerrado reports: On April 17, Minister of Health Francisco Alabí authorized and purchased rubber boots for medical personnel for $225,000. The purchase order number 133/2020 show the signature of Alabí and Celina Quiñonez. She is president and legal representative of Autodo S.A de C.V., a company dedicated to selling spare parts. Celina is also […]