Bukele needs an IMF assistance program to regain access to international markets. Bitcoin and the erosion of the rule of law are stumbling blocks.
Bukele’s party expanded its supermajority in El Salvador’s election, shaped by unprecedented reforms and court rulings.
An expert with firsthand knowledge discusses new crime dynamics and ways forward.
Nayib Bukele continues to dominate the field ahead of elections on February 4.
A response from AQ’s readers.
Salvadoran-Americans are finding themselves behind bars, but their fate is not getting enough U.S. attention, writes a longtime Salvadoran observer.
Central America’s largest country is struggling with inequality, crime and threats to democracy. Then why do leading candidates in upcoming elections sound similar to the incumbent?
HRW’s Tamara Taraciuk Broner on why many in the region see El Salvador’s hard line as a model to emulate, and how to counter this trend.
A recent Twitter feud laid bare the two presidents’ starkly different security approaches. But they both struggle to identify long-term solutions.
Los países de la región deben sonar la alarma sobre los impactos a largo plazo de restringir los derechos de los ciudadanos.
Countries across the region must raise the alarm about the long-term impact of curbing citizens’ rights.
An overview of the security landscape in the region, including how organized crime is pushing into previously calm countries
The Salvadoran president’s gang crackdown has fueled allegations of human rights abuses and erosion of democratic freedoms, but many in the region see it as a model to emulate.
A comprehensive look at challenges to democracy but also reasons for hope in the region