El Salvador

February 1, 2023
Giada Ferrucci and Pedro Cabezas

The government of Nayib Bukele opens civil war wounds by arresting five water defenders linked to the historic community of Santa Marta, raising speculation about a possible reversal of the country’s metals mining ban.

December 23, 2022
Hilary Goodfriend

Elizabeth O’Donnell Gandolfo and Laurel Marshal Potter’s new book provides a moving portrait of the liberatory praxis of El Salvador’s popular church, but its engagement with decolonial theory falls short.

November 2, 2022
Jonathan Ng

Three decades of U.S. intervention and opposition policies have helped Nayib Bukele monopolize power.

June 23, 2022
Jorge E. Cuéllar

With tens of thousands jailed and scores of reports of human rights abuses, Nayib Bukele’s project slides ever closer to a permanent state of exception.

April 21, 2022
Humberto J. Rocha

In Oscar Martínez's new book, the editor-in-chief of El Faro reflects on his years of reporting in and out of El Salvador, questioning journalistic practices, analyzing the ethics of his actions, and grappling with the violence he has witnessed. 

June 25, 2021
Diana Sierra Becerra

Para una sobreviviente, los esfuerzos para dignificar y conmemorar a las víctimas de violencia estatal son una parte importante de la lucha por la verdad y la justicia.

May 7, 2021
Gabriel Labrador y Julia Gavarrete

On their first day in office, allies of President Nayib Bukele flexed their supermajority in the Legislative Assembly to replace officials in key state institutions, tightening the ruling party’s grip.

September 23, 2020
Jorge E. Cuéllar

Para las comunidades que sufren la peor parte de la crisis crónica del agua en El Salvador, los llamados a enfrentar la emergencia del coronavirus con el lavado de manos frecuente reinscribieron cruelmente la negligencia estatal y la precariedad de la vida en esta nación escasa de agua.

August 6, 2020
Jennifer A. Cárcamo

Joaquín M. Chávez recovers the forgotten history of the rural working-class who helped form El Salvador’s leftist radicalism.

March 26, 2020
Jorge E. Cuéllar

In the age of COVID-19, anything other than ending deportations is a high-risk, potentially disastrous move.


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