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Open Society Foundations’ response to comments by President Bukele GlobeNewswire September 26, 2020 New York, Sept. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- We were surprised by President Nayib Bukele’s references to the Open Society Foundations’ work in El Salvador in his press conference on September 24, 2020. The Open Society Foundations have been working in El Salvador since 2006, supporting civil society organizations and independent media working to address corruption, reduce violence, and increase transparency and judicial independence. Across different administrations, regardless of political affiliations, these organizations have worked to support democracy and freedom of the press in El Salvador through vibrant debates and exchanges of ideas. We support those who seek justice, and those work to reduce rampant violence in their communities.