Joint Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy And Representative Jim McGovern On The Constitutional/Political Crisis Over The Supreme Court Of El Salvador

“We are encouraged by the commitment by President Funes and representatives of El Salvador’s political parties to resolve this crisis expeditiously.  We agree with the Department of State that this is a matter to be resolved by Salvadorans through dialogue, and we reaffirm our support for U.S. assistance for El Salvador which addresses a range of mutual interests, from improving law enforcement to combating poverty. 

“Over the past 30 years, El Salvador has faced many challenges, from civil war, to corruption, to cyclones.  This constitutional/political crisis is the latest test of whether the country’s governmental institutions can emerge stronger, the rule of law strengthened, and its people more united.”

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