The President of the Republic, Nayib Bukele, reacted firmly to the initiative of 21 former presidents of Spain and Latin America to send a letter signed by them to the Organization of American States, OAS, in which they question the intentions of the Salvadoran president to seek his re-election in the next presidential elections in 2024.
Through his social networks, President Bukele expressed that it is “a letter signed by corrupt people, looters and some of them, even murderers”, referring to the scandals that involved several of the former presidents who signed the letter, during and after their presidential administrations.
Among the former signatories are, for example, the Colombian César Gaviria, who was accused of agreeing with the drug trafficker Pablo Escobar to build the private prison “La Catedral” where the then head of the Medellín cartel would be imprisoned.
Likewise, there is the former president of Costa Rica, Óscar Arias, accused of sexual harassment by a doctor and a former beauty queen, who withdrew their demands for unknown reasons when the case was about to be taken to court.
“I would be very concerned if I received your support. Thank God, that’s not the case,” argues the Salvadoran president, who after the announcement of his intention to seek a second presidential term in the 2024 elections has received massive support from the population according to recent polls.
The handling of the emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the security measures that he has implemented in the country, among other things such as the management of investments and new jobs, have allowed President Bukele to enjoy massive approval from the Salvadorans and that this recognition places him as the best evaluated Latin American president today.