On Security, Bukele and Petro Have a Problem in Common
A recent Twitter feud laid bare the two presidents’ starkly different security approaches. But they both struggle to identify long-term solutions.
Contestando al retroceso democrático de El Salvador
Los países de la región deben sonar la alarma sobre los impactos a largo plazo de restringir los derechos de los ciudadanos.
Countering El Salvador’s Democratic Backsliding
Countries across the region must raise the alarm about the long-term impact of curbing citizens’ rights.
AQ Podcast | Former President Solís on Central America: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
A comprehensive look at challenges to democracy but also reasons for hope in the region
In El Salvador, a Chastened Opposition Looks to Find Its Way
Traditional and new parties alike are dogged by a charismatic president and weak organizational structures.
Central America Is Still Recovering from Hurricane Mitch
The 1998 hurricane ended a decade of promise, highlighting the need to better prepare for the next climate-related disaster.
From Bad to Worse: Nayib Bukele’s Split with Washington
El Salvador’s leader seems to be doubling down on his confrontation with Biden, although he faces numerous challenges ahead.
REACTION: What Bukele’s Power Grab Means for El Salvador
Members of civil society react to Congress’ firing of the attorney general and Supreme Court justices.
It’s Not Just El Salvador. Democracies Are Weakening Across Central America.
Nayib Bukele isn’t the only reason to worry for regional democracies.
AQ Podcast: El Salvador’s Nayib Bukele: Strong and Getting Stronger
The increasingly authoritarian young president may accumulate even more power in upcoming elections.
Surprise: El Salvador’s Anti-Corruption Commission Is Alive. But Can It Succeed?
Bukele is strengthening his grip on the country amid renewed political violence.
Se atrevió a postularse: La improbable historia de Prudencia Ayala
Dos décadas antes de que las mujeres salvadoreñas pudieran votar, Prudencia Ayala se convirtió en la primera mujer que se presentó como candidata presidencial en América Latina.
She Dared to Run: The Unlikely Story of Prudencia Ayala
Two decades before fellow Salvadoran women could vote, Prudencia Ayala became the first woman to run for president in Latin America.
Behind Nayib Bukele’s “Shocking” Turn
The president’s election heralded change, but his strongman tactics suggest otherwise.
Young Central American Migrants, in Their Own Words
A review of Juan Pablo Villalobos’ The Other Side, a book for young adults on the realities of migration to the U.S.