- In Defense of Sovereignty and the Right to Self-Determination
- Send a message urging your Representatives and Senators to ask the State Department and the Obama administration to officially recognize the electoral victory of the FMLN in El Salvador, just as the majority of the countries of Latin America have already done, and to ask President Obama to attend the historic inauguration of the new president of El Salvador on June 1, 2014.
- The editable message to your Members of Congress also urges them to vote NO on bills proposing sanctions against Venezuela.
- The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Venezuela
Lisa Sullivan, SOA Watch
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March 18, 2014 | On March 16 the Supreme Electoral Tribunal proclaimed Salvador Sánchez Cerén as the winner of the presidential elections in El Salvador.
The candidate of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) received 50.1 percent of the votes, while Norman Quijano, of the right-wing ARENA, received 49.9 percent. Ask President Obama to join other nations in the hemisphere in congratulating Sanchez Ceren on his victory.
El Salvador's right-wing vowed not to accept the victory of the FMLN, and tried to delay the declaration of the winner by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal. ARENA candidate Norman Quijano even called on the armed forces to intervene to stop the FMLN electoral victory, calling it a 'fraud' committed by a 'dictatorship'. The Salvadoran armed forces, however, stated publicly that they will respect the election results.
Lisa Sullivan has lived in Latin America since 1977. She worked for 21 years as a Maryknoll lay missioner in Venezuela and Bolivia, raising her three children in the barrios of Barquisimeto, Venezuela. She is the founder of the grassroots leadership group, Centro de Formación Rutilio Grande.
SOA Watch, Founded by Maryknoll priest Fr. Roy Bourgeois in 1990, is an independent organization that seeks to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas, under whatever name it is called, through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, as well as media and legislative work.
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Venezuela, Kim Scipes, Counterpunch
- The NED and its institutes continue to actively fund projects in Venezuela today. In other words, NED and its institutes are not active in Venezuela to help promote democracy, as they claim, but in fact, to act against popular democracy in an effort to restore the rule of the elite, top-down democracy.
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