Church hopes El Salvador and the United States will resolve a tense relationship

The Salvadoran Catholic Church said, Sunday, that it is confident that the “crisis” of the relationship between El Salvador and the United States can be resolved “positively.”

The Archbishop of San Salvador, Jose Luis Escobar, said at a press conference after delivering Sunday mass at the cathedral.

Currently, the relationship is tense between the government of Salvadoran President Neb Bukele and the US government headed by Joe Biden.

The United States accuses Bukele’s government of trying to oppose the independence of the authorities in the country, while the Salvadoran president rebukes Washington for allegedly funding the opposition.

In the midst of this situation, the United States cut financial aid to Salvadoran state institutions through its USAID cooperation agency and redirected it directly to civil society in the fight against corruption.

Chargé d’Affairs at the US Embassy, ​​Brendan O’Brien, on Friday took command of the diplomatic headquarters, replacing the former charge d’affaires, Jean Manis, who had taken over temporarily in the past. June.

Mance made it clear Monday, before leaving El Salvador, that he was leaving his temporary position as he had to resume his position as deputy commander of the United States Southern Command.

“There is no interest on the part of the (Bukele) government to improve relations with the United States,” Mance said on that occasion.

Mance left without the relationship between the US and El Salvador governments improving.

Escobar insisted that “in the long run, if things don’t go well, the people affected are the people, although we hope that it won’t.” . “

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2.5 million Salvadorans live in the United States, and their remittances contributed $5918 million to the Salvadoran economy in 2020, more than 20% of the country’s GDP.

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