Weak political representation and entrenched inequality is fertile ground for imitators of El Salvador’s president, writes AQ’s correspondent.
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.
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 millennial journalist on how her generation is changing politics in the region.
A comprehensive look at challenges to democracy but also reasons for hope in the region
Traditional and new parties alike are dogged by a charismatic president and weak organizational structures.
The new generation must escape the pull of the established left and right – and resist the urge to dominate.
El Salvador’s leader seems to be doubling down on his confrontation with Biden, although he faces numerous challenges ahead.
Nayib Bukele isn’t the only reason to worry for regional democracies.
The increasingly authoritarian young president may accumulate even more power in upcoming elections.
Bukele is strengthening his grip on the country amid renewed political violence.
The president’s election heralded change, but his strongman tactics suggest otherwise.