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El Salvador creates OAS-backed anti-corruption commission

September 7, 2019 GMT
FILE - In this March 12, 2019 file photo, El Salvador's President-elect Nayib Bukele speaks to the press at Mexico's National Palace after meeting with the President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico City. Bukele has inaugurated on Friday, Sept. 6, an anti-corruption commission with support from the Organization of American States. The move comes just after a similar U.N.-backed commission was shut down in Guatemala. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
FILE - In this March 12, 2019 file photo, El Salvador's President-elect Nayib Bukele speaks to the press at Mexico's National Palace after meeting with the President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico City. Bukele has inaugurated on Friday, Sept. 6, an anti-corruption commission with support from the Organization of American States. The move comes just after a similar U.N.-backed commission was shut down in Guatemala. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s president on Friday inaugurated an anti-corruption commission with support from the Organization of American States.

The move came just three days after a similar U.N.-backed commission was shut down in Guatemala.

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele said the new commission’s work rooting out corruption in the Central American nation will start immediately.

Bukele said the International Commission Against Impunity will be known as CICIES, for its Spanish initials.

OAS representative Luis Porto said an advance team would arrive in El Salvador next week to set up administrative arrangements.