Hearing against former President Mauricio Funes postponed

San Salvador's Second Civil Chamber postponed an evidentiary hearing scheduled for 15 November 2016 against former President Mauricio Funes, as the financial report on Funes would not be turned in until the end of November (La Prensa Gráfica, 11 November 2016). Once the report has been completed and submitted, the Chamber plans to reschedule the hearing. Funes, who fled to Nicaragua at the end of August 2016 and received political asylum, is on trial for alleged illegal enrichment. El Salvador's Supreme Court designated the Second Civil Chamber to investigate Funes' crimes, froze his assets and restricted his financial transfers (El Diario de Hoy).