El Salvador and Its Challenge to US Interventionism

El Salvador and Its Challenge to US Interventionism

A look at the doctrines of non-interventionism shows to some extent what Patrick Ventrell, former US chargé d’affaires in El Salvador who is leaving his post, was trying to do, as he said the previous day.

Matthew Rees will take over from Ventrell, who far from resolved tensions between the two nations has fueled them.

The official announced that he would return to his country and resume his position as director of the Central American Affairs Office at the State Department. In his place, @USAIDES associate director Matt Rees will serve as charge d’affaires, according to a US mission tweet.

Ventrell, with a diplomatic career that led him to seek “solutions” to acts of war, political conflicts and the imposition of economic sanctions for suspected acts of corruption in various countries in Latin America and the Middle East, perhaps did not fit San Salvador and the new times .

One would have to wonder if there’s a change in approach from Rees, who as deputy director of the United States Agency for International Development (Usaid) “with more than 16 years of experience” has a track record in this small nation, say what is said to stand up to Washington’s dictates.

He has experience representing USAID diplomatic missions in countries such as Kenya, Iraq, Colombia, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Mongolia, China and finally El Salvador.

His predecessor Ventrell failed to understand that this country is going through a phase of change, for which the majority of the population thanks the current president, perhaps with great pride.

A year ago, a netizen identified as Ismael JR wrote on Twitter: “The international media doesn’t understand that we really need changes here and if the judges have defended the corrupt (as they already have), these judges must be replaced that.” pay the corrupt for the damage they have caused El Salvador over the years.”

But it wasn’t just the corporate media that criticized and still criticizes the Salvadoran government. No, messages came out of the White House showing American interest in teaching democracy to its neighbors.

They ignore the obligation of states not to intervene, directly or indirectly, in the internal affairs of another state in order to influence its will and obtain its subordination.

This derives from a principle of international law, the principle of non-interference, which establishes the independence of nations and the right of peoples to self-determination, exercised by local authorities.

This principle of non-interference is practically equivalent to that of non-interference in the internal affairs of another country. Washington and its State Department appear unaware of this reality, legal experts estimate.

The willingness of local authorities to address the public safety issue represented by the so-called gangs is notorious, even if one does not focus on the causes that have led to their rise since their emergence in the city of Los Angeles in the United States have led.

The White House and its envoys are urging public safety officials “to immediately extradite these criminal gang members, and particularly those currently in their custody,” according to their diplomatic spokesman.

One might think that this is a capricious interpretation of international law, but the principle of non-interference is practically the same as non-interference in another country’s internal affairs, and US officials are trying to do something similar.

The examples are in sight. “The United States will not fail to take action against those who threaten the press,” Ventrell said during his tenure, who, without moderation in his position, has criticized decisions by the Salvadoran executive branch.

After his departure and having ventured into politics in this nation, Ventrell leaves much to be desired to achieve a relationship of mutual respect. Perhaps you are not familiar with the transcendental phrase of Benemérito de América, Benito Juárez: “Among individuals as among nations, respect for the rights of others is peace.”