President of El Salvador Orders Parliament Occupation by Military and Police

Bukele intends to impose more funding for internal security and calls on supporters to rebel. Social organizations claim this is attack on democracy.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - By an order of President Nayib Bukele, dozens of soldiers occupied the Parliament building in the capital of El Salvador last Sunday. The reason is a dispute over the approval of US$109 million (R$436 million) to finance the country's security policy. The 2020 budget includes a substantial increase in spending on internal security.

However, the deputies have so far refused to grant the president additional funds . . .

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