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    El Salvador Withdraws Envoy to Brazil in Support of Rousseff

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    El Salvador’s President Salvador Sanchez Ceren announced on Saturday it does not recognize Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer and asked the Salvadoran envoy to return to the country, local media reported Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Sanchez Ceren said that the suspension of Dilma Rousseff this week is a blow to democracy in the world, something that, as quoted by La Pagina daily, "in the past was known as coup and was done by the military."

    "There is now a new form and it is done from the parliament," he added.

    The president said he held an emergency meeting with Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez, who decided to ask the ambassador to Brazil, Diana Vanegas, to return to El Salvador.

    Temer replaced Rousseff for the 180-day impeachment procedures amid Brazil’s struggling economy and a major corruption scandal in Petrobras.

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