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New El Salvador law orders compulsory retirement for 1/3 of country’s 690 judges

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - El Salvador's Legislative Assembly, controlled by President Nayib Bukele, has passed a controversial reform of the Judicial Career Law that results in the compulsory retirement of 1/3 of the country's 690 judges, as well as dozens of prosecutors.

The main argument of Parliament president Ernesto Castro was that the country has had "enough of corrupt judges and justice tailored to power groups."

The provision affects judges over 60 years of age or with 30 years of service. Among those dismissed is Jorge Guzmán, the judge in charge of the El Mozote case . . .

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