President Salvador Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador announced Saturday that his government would not recognize the coup government of Senate-imposed president Michel Temer in Brazil.
President Salvador Sanchez Ceren made the announcement in a series of tweets where he also said the ouster of democratically elected President Dilma Rousseff was a “political manipulation.”
“We respect democracy and the people's will. In Brazil an act was done that was once done through military coups,” said Sanchez Ceren, who added that he would recall his ambassador from Brazil.
El Salvador is only the latest government to speak out against the parliamentary coup in Brazil. Other countries such as Ecuador, Bolivia, and Venezuela have criticized Rousseff's ouster, with the latter officially withdrawing its ambassador in protest as well.
Both the Union of South American Nations, known as UNASUR, and the Organization of American States have spoken out against the decision by the Brazil's Congress to remove Rousseff from her post.
UNASUR head Ernesto Samper stopped short of calling her ouster a rupture of democratic order and called on the Senate to act prudently and to afford Rousseff due process as it convenes its trial.