Nayib Bukele
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

Massive protests in El Salvador against President Nayib Bukele

Salvadorans are protesting over the lack of food and economic aid to poor and unemployed people, the shortage of personal protection equipment for health workers, and the delay in the return of people stranded abroad

El Salvador’s President faces criticism for violating rights of imprisoned gang members

National and international human rights organizations have condemned the president’s actions as the crackdown on inmates comes amid fears over the spread of the novel coronavirus

Brazil coronavirus How Latin America and the Caribbean are dealing with COVID-19

We look at the spread of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean region, as well as responses by governments which have ranged from pro-active and prompt to lax

Fund the police or face insurrection, Salvadoran president threatens legislators

Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele threatened to invoke Article 87 which allows for a ‘right to insurrection’ if legislators did not accept his demand for a special session of the assembly to approve a loan of USD 109 million

Center-right candidate, Nayib Bukele, wins in El Salvador presidential polls

It remains to be seen if Nayib Bukele, who was expelled from the left-wing Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), will continue with the many progressive measures introduced by the outgoing government of Salvador Sánchez Cerén

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