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Civil society organizations in the region reject the capture of the Constitutional Court and the Attorney General’s Office in El Salvador and warn that the principle of separation of powers in the country is being affected.

The undersigned civil society organizations, committed to the defense of the rule of law, human rights and democracy in Latin America, strongly reject the decisions adopted on May 1 by the Salvadoran Congress to arbitrarily remove from office the judges and alternate judges of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice and the Attorney General, and to irregularly appoint their replacements, in violation of the constitutional and international legal framework, and warn of a serious risk to the preservation of the democratic system in the country.

Juan Carlos Gahona, brother of late journalist Ángel Gahona, addresses a crowd during a demonstration against the government of President Daniel Ortega in front of the Nicaraguan embassy in San José, Costa Rica, 21 June 2018, EZEQUIEL BECERRA/AFP via Getty Images

AMARC-ALC, CPJ, IFEX-ALC, Race and Equality and Voces del Sur condemn press freedom deterioration in Nicaragua, call on authorities to guarantee freedom of expression rights

We call on authorities to guarantee freedom of expression rights and We express our solidarity with Nicaraguan journalists and media workers, recognising their bravery, courage and unwavering commitment

Reporters demonstrate outside the Paraguayan Labor Ministry demanding higher salaries, greater job security and improved safety conditions on National Journalists' Day in Asunción, 26 April 2017, NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP via Getty Images

What do you know about freedom of expression in Paraguay?

On 5 May, Paraguay will be evaluated within the third cycle of the UPR. IFEX member in Paraguay SPP and the IFEX-ALC network have proposed recommendations regarding freedom of expression in the country. Hear what Santiago Ortiz, José María Costa, Dante Leguizamón, and Flavia Borja have to say about the progress to date, and the potential for change.