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Bukele reaffirms restoration policy for cultural sites in El Salvador

San Salvador, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele reaffirmed that they will continue renovating historic center of the capital and other domestic cultural sites.

The president responded to criticisms that have appeared on social media, and pointed out that the work will continue ‘against all odds.’

Some local experts claimed that the work on the National Palace is damaging that heritage, an emblematic building that is undergoing a restoration process along with the National Theater.

Bukele recalled that since 2015, when he was mayor of San Salvador, ‘we decided to initiate the project to rescue the Historic Center,’ although opponents said it was ‘an impossible task, that it had been tried unsuccessfully before, that the place was already lost and that, with our approval rating so high, it was absurd to risk everything on a project with little chance of success.’

The head of State underscored that they never gave up on continuing and expanding the renovation effort, ‘and we will continue to do so, against all odds, as always.’ In statements cited by La Prensa Grafica newspaper, Salvadoran historian and researcher Carlos Cañas Dinarte said ‘the destruction they are conducting on the Palace’s infrastructure is irreversible.’

‘The National Palace has lost today part of its cultural values: antiquity, aesthetic-architectural and authenticity, which had been preserved intact over time, making it one of our best exponents of our early 20th century architecture’, the president wrote.