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Congressman to Bukele: “Instead of spending millions on lobbying, let him use them for children in El Salvador”

According to a report from the ForeignLobby.com site, the government of Nayib Bukele signed a $ 1.2 million contract for advisory services with a former high-level diplomat.

After Nayib Bukele signed a contract for 1.2 million dollars with the Arnold & Porter agency so that it is in charge of influencing a loan negotiation before the International Monetary Fund, Congresswoman Norma Torres, one of her fiercest critics in the United States United, questioned the fact and, on his Twitter account, wrote:

Instead of spending millions of dollars on a damage control lobbyist, Nayib Bukele should use those dollars to offset the cost of housing and feed thousands of innocent children fleeing corruption and gang violence in El Savior”.

As published by the site “ForeignLobby.com”, Bukele hired the lobbyist to minimize the impact of international criticism aroused by his style of government. And for the decisions made in recent weeks that put his relationship with the White House in trouble.

READ HERE: Bukele hires new lobbyists for $ 1.2 million, according to a site specializing in lobbying monitoring

Bukele has had trouble getting close to Joe Biden’s administration, and his actions take him a little further away from his goal: Last week, Bukele had a social media dispute with Democratic congresswoman Norma Torres, who is co-chairing the Central America caucus. in the US Congress. Torres pointed to Bukele as a “narcissistic dictator” and not caring about the situation of Salvadoran migrants on the US border.

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El Diario de Hoy published on April 3 that the number of Salvadorans apprehended this February at the southern border of the United States has exceeded the number recorded last year. In February of fiscal year 2021, the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detained 1,908 Salvadorans who sought to enter the United States without documents, 28% more than the 1,488 than the office registered in February of fiscal year 2020.

Bukele not only attacked her, but asked the residents of California’s 35th District not to vote for her. Something that caused the condemnation of the Hispanic Caucus of the United States Congress, which groups 37 legislators.

Also this week, Bukele refused to receive the Special Envoy of the United States Department of State for the Northern Triangle, Ricardo Zúñiga, despite the fact that he managed a meeting with the president.

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The Envoy of US President Joe Biden came to El Salvador to meet with officials and other sectors of society, such as businessmen and journalists, in order to provide solutions to the migration crisis generated on the southern border of the United States before the arrival of thousands of unaccompanied children.

In Guatemala he was received by President Alejandro Giammattei. In El Salvador, although he met with Chancellor Alexandra Hill, no government institution boasted of the visit.

SEE ALSO: “We asked for a meeting (with Bukele) and we did not receive it, it did not materialize”: Ricardo Zúñiga, Biden envoy

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