Salvadoran Foreign Minister Lobbies in Washington DC

On September 18, 2008, El Salvador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marisol Argueta, spoke at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), advising that the United States should intervene in the upcoming Salvadoran elections.

In her speech at AEI, she stated that “Losing El Salvador (if the opposition wins) will be a lose-lose situation for the national security of both El Salvador and the United States.” She exhorted the US to “do more” and to “pay close attention.”

Here is a link to the Spanish story in the Salvadoran news source El Faro which also contains a link to the video of the presentation on America Enterprise Institute’s website:

http://www.elfaro.net/secciones/elecciones2009/20080929/elecciones1.asp

 

The SHARE Foundation is sending a petition asking President Saca:

  • To ensure that public employees do not use their positions to influence public opinion on who should win the elections;
  • To ask the Foreign Affairs Minister to explain her statements;
  • To respect the sovereignty of the Salvadoran people to chose their leaders freely.

Click here to see a copy of the letter:

http://www.share-elsalvador.org/Letter%20to%20Saca%20re%20Marisol%20Argueta.pdf

If you are interested in signing the petition, please send your name, city, and state to: sharedc@share-foundation.org

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