Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele today by phone. Secretary Blinken expressed the U.S. government’s grave concern over the Legislative Assembly’s vote to remove all five magistrates of El Salvador’s constitutional Chamber, noting that an independent judiciary is essential to democratic governance. He expressed equal concern regarding the removal of Attorney General Raul Melara, who is fighting corruption and impunity and is an effective partner of efforts to combat crime in both the United States and El Salvador. Secretary Blinken noted the commitment of the United States to improving conditions in El Salvador, including by reinforcing democratic institutions and the separation of powers, defending a free press and vibrant civil society, and supporting the private sector, which relies on the rule of law to grow a successful future for the Salvadoran people.
Mayor Bowser Celebrates the Completion of The Terrell, Ward 1’s Short Term Family Housing Program and DC’s Final Site Washington, DC (STL.News) Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Department of Human Services (DHS), and the Department of General Services […]
Washington, DC (STL.News) On Friday, May 7, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will participate virtually in a UN Security Council meeting on Multilateralism. The session will be chaired by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and will […]
Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack near a crowded traffic circle in al Bab yesterday, which according to initial reports killed more than […]