17 August, 2022

President Nayib Bukele, reveals conversation with US diplomat and reveals requests that were rejected

James Manes and Nayib Bukele

President Nayib Bukele, reveals conversation with US diplomat and reveals requests that were rejected

Jean Manes, Former Chargé d'Affaires of the United States Embassy and Nayib Bukele, President of El Salvador (Photo File Courtesy)

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The Savior – "At our last meeting, the former US Charge d'Affaires, Jean Manes, he asked me 4 things: The release of Ernesto Muyshondt, the non-reelection of Attorney General Rodolfo Delgado, the commitment not to touch two people: Alfredo Cristiani and Douglas Meléndez and stop the arrests of the people involved in the bonuses.

President Bukele, assures that this meeting was before 16 of September, when he cut communication with her, since then he tried to contact, but without success, so your government (USA), decided it was better for him to leave the country.

further, revealed that the proposal of the Foreign Agents Law it was after the last communication, so he never received a direct request about it; but yes the Chancellor (Alexandra Hill), to whom the former Chargé d'Affaires, demanded stop his approval, faced with the risk of losing all international aid, assured the president in social networks.

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele, revealed that his responses to Jean Manes, were that he did not have the power to free Ernesto Muyshondt; It was also evident that HE HAD GIVEN MONEY TO GANGS and that there were two videos that proved it. (in his publication he presents the video).

Regarding the reelection of the current Attorney General, He told him that he believed that Rodolfo Delgado had done a good job so far, as Attorney General, so it would not interfere if the Legislative Assembly decided to re-elect him.

He also assures that he had nothing personal against Alfredo Cristiani, nor against Douglas Meléndez, but that he was not going to protect them either and that he would not intercede before the Prosecutor's Office for any criminal, although I would not press personally for their prosecutions. As disclosed by the same Salvadoran president.

Although it was not requested by the former Charge d'Affaires of the United States Embassy in El Salvador Jean Manes, President Bukele says he instructed the Ministry of Justice and the Chancellery, to send notes to the Supreme Court requesting the extradition of Blue (A gang member accused of various crimes in the United States), but the US official replied that it was a matter for the Department of Justice, not hers, nor the State Department.

But nevertheless, with the departure of Jean Manes, Bukele received a meeting request from Brendan O’Brien, the new US Charge d'Affaires, to whom he stated that," Nonetheless, El Salvador was still interested in repairing the relationship, offering you all possible cooperation.

The meeting was yesterday at the Presidential House and, although it was private, our team took some pictures.

I offered to collaborate in the fight against drug trafficking and crime and work to reduce forced migration. But I reminded him that our independence, Its not for sale".

Hours later, US Under Secretary of State Brian Nichols, who condemned the personal attacks of Nayib Bukele, against President Biden and other embassy officials.

These unjustified personal attacks attempt to distract the Salvadoran people from the corruption in the Bukele administration and damage El Salvador's relationship with the United States..

We continue to be a close friend and ally of the Salvadoran people and we will continue working to promote the interests of the citizens of both countries.. We welcome dialogue and a better relationship, but not at the cost of remaining silent in the face of harmful actions. Brian Nichols noted on his Twitter account @WHAAsstSecty

Before this the Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele responded in this account of Twuitter ” False accusations?, Is it false that Jean Manes asked me to release Neto Muyshondt (captured on video handing out tens of thousands of dollars to gang members)? You want me to continue . and added some captures of his superb conversations on Whatss App with Jean Manes https://twitter.com/nayibbukele/status/1469045510442864642?s=20