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#SalviDiaspora born and raised in Southern Cali, living in DC. #BukeleDictador. I block trolls.
May 19, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
A lot of things happening in #ElSalvador’s legislative assembly today w/#Bukele’s #NuevasIdeas in complete control.

$1 billion loan approved through Interamerican Development Bank (IDB).

This is major & U.S. government backed. 1/ After slew of privatization in first decades of the post-war period, Salvadorans organized in mass to push back to save healthcare, water, education from pro-corporate restructuring & plunder. US embassy & IDB have always insisted on ignoring the will of the masses on this. 2/
May 18, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
Sen. Leahy lays out depths of reach of U.S. government’s (& capital it protects) tentacles in #ElSalvador 🐙 with zero self-reflection abt how the economic policies they’ve been able to impose up to this point might play a role in the current state of affairs... Despite mass organizing & wide disapproval of dollarization, CAFTA & pro-privatization policies (intended to privilege the private sector w/in essential goods & services... bc you know... trickle down blah blah blah)...