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El Salvador: Authoritarian Actions and U.S. Response [Updated October 1, 2021]   [open pdf - 625KB]

From the Document: "On September 3, 2021, the Salvadoran Supreme Court's Constitutional Chamber ruled [hyperlink] that a president could serve two consecutive terms, despite constitutional prohibitions on reelection. The justices who issued the ruling were installed in May 2021 after the Salvadoran National Assembly, aligned with President Nayib Bukele, unconstitutionally dismissed [hyperlink] the previous Constitutional Court magistrates, along with the attorney general. These developments, combined with other Bukele-backed measures to erode the separation of powers and repress dissent, have led the Biden Administration, some Members of Congress, and other observers to express concerns about democratic backsliding in El Salvador."

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CRS Insight, IN11658
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2021-10-01
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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