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Weekly Report - 29 August 2019 (WR-19-34)

NORTHERN TRIANGLE: Debate continues in El Salvador over anti-impunity commission

President Nayib Bukele’s proposal to establish an international commission against impunity and corruption for El Salvador (Cicies), in the mould of the United Nations (UN)-backed International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (Cicig) and the Organization of American States (OAS)-sponsored Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (Maccih), continues to stoke debate. Last week Rodolfo Parker, a national legislator and general secretary for the small opposition Partido Demócrata Cristiano (PDC), presented the first formal proposal regarding the initiative while the influential private sector lobby Asociación Nacional de la Empresa Privada (Anep) has already come out against “international interventionism without control”.

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