The Foreign Desk

Explainer 202: Did the president of El Salvador stage a coup d’etat?

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12 February 2020

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The president of El Salvador stormed parliament at the weekend surrounded by armed troops. Opponents have accused him of attempting a coup d’etat. Andrew Mueller asks why someone already in charge would feel such a manoeuvre was necessary.

12 February 2020

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