Bukele appoints deputy Raul Castillo as the new Minister of Culture

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By LatAm Reports Staff Writers

President Bukele decided to entrust the country’s Culture to the Usuluteco deputy Raúl Neftalí Castillo, who before launching into politics he performed as a professor at the University of the East (UNIVO)

On the afternoon of Wednesday, June 19, President Nayib Bukele announced to the country that the new Minister of Culture is Raúl Neftalí Castillo Rosales, who until yesterday served as a deputy for New Ideas in the Legislative Assembly.

The technician in Computer Systems Engineering from the Central American Technological Institute of the Business Foundation for Educational Development (ITCA-Fepade), received the mandate from the president to continue strengthening the star projects of the first five years of the current government in cultural material.

These are detailed in the official statement that Casa Presidente shared on its social networks: the new National Library of El Salvador (BINAES), the El Salvador Band and the revitalization of cultural spaces such as the National Theatre and the National Palace of the Historic Center.

It should also continue to promote the Literary Collection for Early Childhood “Tree of Life,” created by the first lady, Gabriela de Bukele, with the support of the Ministries of Culture and Education.

In addition, it is committed to promoting “family and patriotic values.”

In his resume, it is detailed that the new Minister of National Culture has been serving as a teacher for several years, in different institutions in the east of the country. In 2021, he began his political career as a deputy, participating in several commissions, including those of Education and Culture.

Castillo Rosales replaces the graduate in Legal Sciences from Francisco Gavidia University, Mariemm Eunice Pleitez Quiñónez, who served as Minister of Culture, after Congresswoman Suecy Callejas accepted the position in the Legislative.

This article has been translated after first appearing in El Salvador