US expresses deep concern to Bukele over removal of judicial officials in El Salvador

Blinken highlighted "the United States' commitment to improving conditions in El Salvador" by strengthening democratic institutions and the separation of powers.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, expressed on Sunday, May 2, to the President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, his "deep concern" about the decision of the Legislative Assembly of that country to dismiss the judges of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court and the Attorney General, Raúl Melara.

In a telephone conversation, Blinken said that "an independent judiciary is essential for democratic governance" and defended that Melara . . .

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