Credit: MARVIN RECINOS/AFP via Getty Images (CNN Spanish) — With 67 votes in favor, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador approved this Wednesday the renewal of the emergency regime for another 30 days, due to the gang battles. In an extraordinary plenary session, out of 84 possible votes with 67 in favor, 16 votes against and one absentee, the deputies endorsed the continuation of the suspension of constitutional guarantees, including freedom of association, the right to defense and extends 72 hours to 15 days provisional detention. The regime also allows the authorities to intervene in telecommunications without the need to be authorized by a judge. Until Tuesday, according to the National Civil Police, more than 34,000 people had been captured under the emergency regime. Last March, before the uptick in violence that in a single day left 62 homicides, President Nayib Bukele requested the approval of the emergency regime. And on April 24, the deputies had renewed it for the second time. Merlin Delcid contributed to this report
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