Soldiers enter El Salvador parliament after lawmakers refused to vote on loan for military

Armed soldiers enter El Salvador’s parliament building after lawmakers refused to gather to vote on a $109m loan to better equip the military and police. The proposed bill has increased tensions between President Nayib Bukele and the opposition. Commanders of the security forces have supported Bukele in the standoff.

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