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Backed by soldiers, El Salvador's president briefly occupies Congress

Reuters Monday, 10 February 2020 ()
President Nayib Bukele and a group of soldiers armed with automatic weapons briefly occupied El Salvador's Congress on Sunday, stepping up a pressure campaign to force lawmakers to back a crime-fighting plan.
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News video: Thousands of Salvadorans gather to demand the country's congress to approve $109m loan to better equip police force

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Thousands of Salvadorans gathered in the outskirts of San Salvador to demand the country's congress to approve a $109m loan to better equip the police and military forces. Crowds turned up outside of the Legislative Palace on February as President Nayib Bukele gave a speech demanding for the loan...

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