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Latin American Weekly Report - 24 October 2019 (WR-19-42)

EL SALVADOR: FMLN and Arena linked to gang payments

A mass trial of 426 members of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) street gang has implicated the country’s two largest parties, the left-wing Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) and the right-wing Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (Arena) in illegal vote-buying. President Nayib Bukele has seized on the opportunity to attack the political establishment, despite himself facing allegations of impropriety.

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