Bukele celebrates four years in power amid criticism | News

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The President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, celebrates four years this Thursday of having arrived at the position in the midst of the criticism concentrated by the regime of exception imposed more than a year ago, a period in which numerous human rights violations have been reported. .


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According to local media, the administration has unleashed a serious political-institutional crisis in which authoritarianism, non-separation of powers, lack of judicial independence, militarization, criminalization of social activism, among other negative phenomena, have become evident.

Last week, three United Nations rapporteurs noted in a report that the Salvadoran government "tramples on the right to a fair trial in the name of public security" in the context of the so-called "war against gangs."

Since the emergency regime was imposed, more than 67,000 alleged criminals have been arrested, of which more than 5,000 have been released due to the lack of evidence proving links to gangs.

Similarly, national organizations have denounced the increase in poverty and inequality in the country where, according to OXFAM, 160 millionaires control 87 percent of the national wealth.

The Central Reserve Bank revealed in its most recent Survey of Households and Multiple Purposes the deterioration of different social indicators and the impoverishment of the living conditions of the Salvadoran people.

In this sense, the Central American Institute for Fiscal Studies (ICEFI) pointed out that the indebtedness exceeds 90 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which has led to rising prices, unemployment and insufficient wages.

Likewise, one of the points most criticized by the government is the environmental crisis resulting from the deterioration of water resources, forced urbanization, the lack of sanitation, the inefficient collection of waste and the eventual reactivation of mining exploitation.

For their part, the official media insist on presenting the president as a figure with broad support to the point of qualifying him as "the president with the highest level of approval in the region."

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