El Sal­vador stand­off deep­ens over loan for se­cu­rity forces

Antelope Valley Press - - SECOND FRONT -

SAN SAL­VADOR, El Sal­vador — Sal­vado­ran Pres­i­dent Nayib Bukele called on sup­port­ers to con­verge around the coun­try’s par­lia­ment Sun­day af­ter leg­is­la­tors re­fused to gather to vote on a $109 mil­lion loan to bet­ter equip the coun­try’s se­cu­rity forces.

Top com­man­ders of the coun­try’s po­lice and mil­i­tary have ex­pressed al­le­giance to the pres­i­dent dur­ing the stand­off, while po­si­tion­ing se­cu­rity forces around the leg­isla­tive build­ing.

Op­po­si­tion leg­is­la­tors say they want more de­tails on the spend­ing plan be­fore be­ing called to a vote.

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