Former El Salvador minister channeled public funds to prepare his campaign – newspaper

"A report by the State Intelligence Agency (OIE) that ensures that Rivas was building a plan to be a presidential candidate and used public resources was the main argument behind the decision to remove him from office," El Faro reports.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - El Salvador's former Security Minister Rogelio Rivas was dismissed for allegedly aspiring to the presidential candidacy of the ruling party in 2024 and moving public funds to finance his eventual campaign, according to a Sunday, April 18, publication by local newspaper El Faro.

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele announced last March 26 the appointment of Gustavo Villatoro as the new head of the Security portfolio, without giving details of the departure of Rivas, who had served in that position since June 2019.

"A report by the State Intelligence Agency (OIE) that ensures that Rivas was building . . .

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