El Salvador’s President Bukele Silent on Ukraine War

Source: A video screenshot / RT en vivo / YouTube

 

Media retailers in El Salvador have hit out at President Nayib Bukele and his authorities over the perceived “silence” on the matter of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

ElSalvador.com, the net version of the newspaper El Diario de Hoy – hostile to Bukele’s authorities on most issues – reported that there had been an “unexplained silence and indeterminacy” from Bukele.

The media outlet famous that the Organization of American States (OAS) held a rare session late on Friday final week, with 24 of the 34 member international locations – El Salvador not included – issuing a joint assertion. The group wrote that they “strongly condemned the illegal, unjustified and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation” and “called for the immediate withdrawal of the [Russian] military presence.”

The media outlet wrote:

“El Salvador did not sign the declaration. [Its] representative Agustín Vásquez did not speak out. The Salvadoran government is the only one in the region that has not taken a position on this issue.”

The usually outspoken Bukele has not addressed the matter on his energetic Twitter feed, as an alternative focusing on different issues, reminiscent of a big rally of expat Salvadorans who gathered within the United States to precise their assist for him.

Should El Salvador – a historically shut ally of the USA that has more and more been falling out of favor with Washington since Bukele grew to become President – discover itself lumped into the identical form of class as Venezuela and Nicaragua, the nation might at some point face sanctions of its personal. And that might nicely power Bukele into a gaggle of countries together with the likes of Iran, Russia, Syria, and Venezuela – successfully worldwide pariahs who’re compelled to commerce with each other exterior the mainstream international financial system.

Other figures with hyperlinks to the El Salvador authorities have as an alternative been seeking to play down their ties with or assist for Russia and President Vladimir Putin. These embrace the American millionaire bitcoiner Max Keiser.

Keiser and his spouse Stacy Herbert have been each in El Salvador earlier this month, the place they’ve launched an funding fund named El Zonte Capital.

Keiser is an exceptionally divisive determine within the bitcoin (BTC) neighborhood. He has amassed a substantial BTC fortune, however has drawn flak from critics previously for his appearances on the Russian state-run English-language broadcaster RT (aka Russia Today), the place he has repeatedly blasted typical Western monetary establishments as “financial terrorists” and spoken out in favor of Putin.

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