San Salvador, Apr 1 (EFE) .- The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, asked Latin Americans in the United States on Thursday night not to vote for congresswoman Norma Torres after an exchange of messages on the social network Twitter.
“I hope that all my Salvadoran brothers, Mexicans, Hondurans, Guatemalans, Dominicans, Venezuelans and all Latin Americans from District 35 of California DO NOT VOTE for @NormaJTorres (Norma Torres),” published the Salvadoran president.
He added that, in his opinion, “he does not work for you, but to keep our countries underdeveloped.”
The exchange of messages began Thursday afternoon when Torres, with Guatemalan roots, published one related to the case of two girls dumped on the border between the United States and Mexico by a human smuggler.
“This is a great shame for the governments of #Guatemala #Honduras #ElSalvador, their compatriots deserve governments that are truly committed to fighting corruption and drug trafficking! (Sic),” Torres wrote.
Bukele pointed out that they were children from Ecuador and not from El Salvador and that “he should use part of his financier’s check to buy glasses.”
The US legislator shared a New York Times publication from June 2019 about the Salvadoran migrant Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month-old daughter, who died while trying to cross the river that divides the border between Mexico and the United States.
“I’ll make it clearer. This is the result of narcissistic dictators like you interested in being ‘cool’ while people flee by the thousands and die by the hundreds,” Torres said, adding: “Send me a pair of glasses so I can see the suffering of his people through his eyes. “
The Salvadoran president criticized the publication and assured that this death occurred in the spring of 2019 “during the government of (Salvador) Sánchez Cerén.”
The death of Óscar and his daughter was recorded on June 23, 2019, when Sánchez Cerén had left the Executive since Bukele assumed him on the 1st of said month.
This is not the first time that the Salvadoran president has had a confrontation on social networks with congressmen from the United States.
In November 2020, he accused 12 US congressmen, without providing evidence, of following orders from the philanthropist George Soros, after one of them supported the raids carried out by the Prosecutor’s Office in different government offices.
The Salvadoran president, through messages on his Twitter account, recalled a letter sent by several congressmen in which they were concerned about the situation of the press in El Salvador.
“The congressmen of @georgesoros (George Soros). Look at the names, they are exactly the same. One by one, they will take the same 12 from the letter from El Faro,” said President Bukele, who closed the message by writing “@OpenSociety to attack”.
According to local media, Torres is one of the most critical voices with the governments of the so-called Northern Triangle of Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) and one of the promoters of the so-called “Engel list.”
The Central American press hopes that this list will be known in June and will include the names of the corruption officials from the three countries.
(c) EFE Agency