Letter to the Editor: A Bukele Aide Defends the Security Crackdown
A response from AQ’s readers.
U.S. Citizens Are Getting Caught Up in El Salvador’s Mass Arrests
Salvadoran-Americans are finding themselves behind bars, but their fate is not getting enough U.S. attention, writes a longtime Salvadoran observer.
AQ Podcast: Guatemala’s Suspiciously Status Quo Election
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?
AQ Podcast | Bukelismo Rising: Security Versus Freedom In Latin America
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.
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: How Organized Crime Is Changing In Latin America
An overview of the security landscape in the region, including how organized crime is pushing into previously calm countries
Nayib Bukele’s Growing List of Latin American Admirers
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.
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.
AQ Podcast: From El Salvador to Mexico and Brazil, Democracies Under Pressure
What the region can do about a new authoritarian impulse, with HRW’s Tamara Taraciuk Broner.
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.
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.