El Salvador
Salvadorans protest government of Nayib Bukele

Thousands of Salvadorans marched peacefully in rejection of recognition of Bitcoin as legal tender, the high cost of living, rise in disappearances, acts of corruption involving government officials and ministers, and the Buleke government’s negotiations with criminal gangs, among other issues

Salvadorans demand measures to guarantee a dignified life in their country

Young Salvadorans have called on the national government to support them in completing their studies and provide them with quality employment opportunities so that they are not forced to emigrate

Salvadorans hit the streets against recognition of Bitcoin as legal tender

The Bitcoin law was approved by the parliament, controlled by Bukele’s party and its allies, last June. Economists warned that the digital currency’s lack of transparency could attract increased criminal activity to the country and make El Salvador a haven of money laundering.

Salvadorans reject the adoption of Bitcoin as national currency

Many fear that the volatility of the cryptocurrency will affect their income and purchasing power. They condemned that it is not suitable for small vendors and only benefits the big investors and transnational companies.

Usurpation of Supreme Court and Attorney General’s Office in El Salvador sparks widespread condemnation

In its first session, the new Legislative Assembly of El Salvador dismissed all the judges from the Supreme Court and the Attorney General, sparking national and international condemnation for what many have called a coup and an attack on democracy

Legislative elections in El Salvador consolidate power of authoritarian president Nayib Bukele

The overwhelming victory of the Bukele-led NI-GANA alliance in the legislative elections gives the executive immense power to fulfill his authoritarian objectives, raising concerns for progressive sectors

Legislative and municipal elections in El Salvador this Sunday

The upcoming elections are crucial for the strengthening of democracy, which has suffered various setbacks under the rule of far-right President Nayib Bukele

El Salvador’s FMLN fought for democracy, now they defend it from authoritarian rule

Víctor Suazo, a candidate of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front ( FMLN ), talks about the upcoming elections in El Salvador and the struggle waged by his party to save the country’s democracy and institutions

Former FMLN councilor assassinated in El Salvador

Since January 31, three members of the opposition left-wing FMLN party have been killed in attacks ahead of the February 28 legislative and municipal elections

Two FMLN members killed in an attack ahead of legislative elections in El Salvador

The FMLN and several of its members condemned the attack and held the president Nayib Bukele responsible for the onslaught and for promoting hatred against the party

The US is doing its best to lock out China from Latin America and the Caribbean

Vijay Prashad writes on how the US has meddled in trade relations between China and El Salvador, while promoting its own private investment initiatives

One year after taking charge, Nayib Bukele faces severe criticism for handling of COVID-19

Salvadoran president’s first year in office has been marked by political tensions, militarization and false promises. However, his failures in handling COVID-19 are bringing more people on to the streets

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