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The popular organizations that are members of the Salvadoran Coordinator of Popular Movements rejected this Thursday what they called authoritarianism and the new configuration of a dictatorship in the Central American country.

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In the same direction, they called on Salvadoran society to unite to build an alternative for a fairer and more sustainable country, and prevent the democratic deterioration that El Salvador is experiencing.

The Salvadoran Coordinator of the Popular Movement, after the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Peace Agreements, last Sunday, reiterated their importance, “because despite their insufficiencies and non-compliance, they allowed us to get out of militarism and open processes of democratization in the country”, said the representative of the environmental sector of the Coordinator, Tatiana Oliva.

Oliva rejected, on behalf of the Coordinator, the narratives that describe them as a “farce”, as well as the institutional dismantling and the serious democratic setbacks since President Nayib Bukele came to power.

For his part, the executive director of the Association of Popular Radialists (Arpas), Leonel Herrera, also a member of the Coordinator, explained that Bukele’s decision and the decree of the Legislative Assembly to rename the date of the Peace Accords “does not have no hint of justice for the victims” of the armed conflict.

Herrera said in this regard: “President (Nayib) Bukele, when he talks about the victims, he does so in a demagogic manner, even with a mocking tone, because it is not true that he is interested in the victims, otherwise he would have already opened the files. military”.



The Coordinator called on all democratic sectors of civil society to unite and close ranks through participation and organization to demand an end to abuses, arbitrariness and reverse the advance of the growing authoritarianism of the Bukele administration.

Finally, he urged citizens to avoid the installation of a dictatorship and the weakening of institutions that guarantee the rights of the population.

In this sense, they expressed that “it is necessary to reverse the process of remilitarization, concentration of power and annulment of the institutionality by the Bukele regime, which it has made by leaps and bounds in just two and a half years of management.”

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