CISPES joins The Real News to discuss Bukele's Turn Toward Authoritarianism

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February 13, 2020: CISPES joined the Real News Network to shed light on President Bukele's recent show of force

The Real News interviewed CISPES organizer Yesenia Portillo about President Bukele's recent use of police and military to intimidate lawmakers in El Salvador, the Constitutional crisis that it provoked, the response of grassroots organizations in El Salvador and where the struggle for democracy goes from here. Watch here.

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A masked and heavily armed member of the armed forces patrols the area outside the Legislative Assembly, while other troops occupy the chamber within.