The president of El Salvador reportedly refused to meet with a US diplomat this week, while demanding that the Biden government stop criticizing his government.
The Associated Press reported that President Nayib Bukele has declined a meeting with Ricardo Zuniga, the United States envoy to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, the so-called “Northern Triangle”.
Bukele also said he would not meet with any US diplomats until the Biden government stops criticizing his government, following a statement by State Department spokesman Ned Price on Monday referring to the separation of powers in the El Salvador’s constitutional government as “corroded.”
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The State Department did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill.
“[W]and we have … strong relationships with El Salvador and its people, and we will continue to work closely with our Salvadoran partners to address the challenges of the region. And that includes, as we have already said, irregular migration. It includes corruption and impunity, it includes governance challenges. It includes respect for human rights, economic opportunities and security, “Price said at a news conference on Wednesday.
Bukele also attacked the US Rep. Norma TorresNorma Judith Torres Five reasons why the United States faces a chronic border crisis We must decolonize our global health systems – it’s time to repeal the Helms Amendment. Democrats point the finger on whether Capitol rioters had domestic help MORE (D-Calif.) For his frequent criticisms of his government and other Central American governments.
“I hope that all my Salvadoran, Mexican, Honduran, Guatemalan, Dominican, Venezuelan and all Latin Americans in District 35 of California DO NOT VOTE on @NormaJTorres, “he tweeted on April 2nd. “It doesn’t work for you, but to keep our countries underdeveloped.”
I hope that all my Salvadoran, Mexican, Honduran, Guatemalan, Dominican, Venezuelan and all Latin American people from District 35 of California NO VOTEN by @NormaJTorres.
I do not work for ustedes, bell to maintain to other countries in the sub-development.
– Nayib Bukele (@nayibbukele) April 2, 2021