Nayib Bukele

May 1, 2023
Julián Reingold

The expansion of the Surf City tourism project towards the eastern and unexploited part of the country raises concerns over democracy, sustainability, and land ownership.

March 27, 2023
Katherine Funes

Rather than address the root causes of violence, President Nayib Bukele’s prolonged state of emergency militarizes Salvadoran society and exacerbates state persecution of vulnerable communities.

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.

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.

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.

February 19, 2020
Hilary Goodfriend

As President Nayib Bukele challenges the key tenets of the peace accords in El Salvador, the stakes for the country’s nascent postwar democracy have never been higher.

February 4, 2020
Sonja Wolf

El Salvador passed a new law to help victims of forced displacement. Will it be enough? 

September 20, 2019

Líderes de los movimientos de base en El Salvador hablan sobre el nuevo presidente, las demandas de las organizaciones, y sobre cómo navegar entre estos dos puntos distantes.

February 14, 2019
Hilary Goodfriend

With its loss of the presidency in El Salvador’s recent elections, the gains of the revolutionary project launched by the FMLN in 1980 are in serious jeopardy.

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