/Corruption
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
20/02/2024
In the narco-trial of former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández that began on Tuesday in Manhattan, Fabio Lobo, the son of predecessor Pepe Lobo, will be a star witness. In an exclusive interview in Miami prison, Fabio asserted Hernández “knew everything” about the drug trafficking operations of his brother Tony Hernández. He also accused the brother-in-law of current President Xiomara Castro of operating a drug airstrip in Olancho before 2010.
Jeff Ernst and David Adams
/Politics
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
13/02/2024
The February 4 vote in the U.S. showcased the disappearing boundaries between government, party officials, and the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of El Salvador.
José Luis Sanz / Washington
/Politics
Thursday, February 15, 2024
15/02/2024
Technological and logistical failures, possibly altered ballots, arbitrage favoring the ruling party, and the lack of any preliminary results are marring the recount of the February 4 legislative elections in El Salvador. Opposition parties jointly called fraud on Bukele’s claim that Nuevas Ideas secured all but two Assembly seats.
Roman Gressier and Gabriel Labrador
/Politics
Friday, February 9, 2024
09/02/2024
Over the next nine months, migration will dominate U.S. policy in El Salvador and the region, driven by U.S. domestic politics, in the context of a high-stakes election in which immigration is Biden’s chief vulnerability.
Michael Shifter
/Politics
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
07/02/2024
On June 1, Salvadorans will enter new political terrain, awakening to something barely resembling democracy. Instead, they will find themselves living under the dictates of the “coolest” caudillo, with an emaciated opposition.
Jorge Cuéllar
/Politics
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
16/01/2024
In his inaugural address, Bernardo Arévalo promised a “respectful dialogue in conditions of equality” with the Mayan, Xinka, and Garifuna peoples of Guatemala. Next he approached the camp of demonstrators who for months defended his victory on the steps of the Public Prosecutor’s Office. Awaiting him were hundreds of Indigenous women and men who, despite their distrust of Ladinos and history of exclusion, have chosen to believe in him.
Roman Gressier
/Gangs
Friday, January 26, 2024
26/01/2024
Audio recordings, screenshots, and a gang leader’s testimony reveal that the Bukele administration was willing to pay over one million dollars to a Mexican drug cartel and the 18th Street gang if they helped rearrest MS-13 leader “Crook” in time for the 2024 elections. One of the highest Salvadoran police officials negotiated for ten months with a fugitive gang leader who was at the same time in contact with U.S. authorities.
Carlos Martínez, Óscar Martínez, and Efren Lemus
/Inequality
Tuesday, January 9, 2024
09/01/2024
Almost a sixth of the Salvadoran population cannot afford to buy meat, eggs, or dairy products. For the country’s poorest families, even rice is not an option. Corn and beans are the daily fare for those who can grow them. In the past three years, 210,456 people have fallen into extreme poverty, meaning they do not make enough to cover the costs of basic staples, and rarely, if ever, eat three meals a day. Some 907,000 Salvadorans suffer severe food insecurity, struggling to survive on the brink of starvation.
Julia Gavarrete
/Politics
Thursday, February 15, 2024
15/02/2024
Technological and logistical failures, possibly altered ballots, arbitrage favoring the ruling party, and the lack of any preliminary results are marring the recount of the February 4 legislative elections in El Salvador. Opposition parties jointly called fraud on Bukele’s claim that Nuevas Ideas secured all but two Assembly seats.
Roman Gressier and Gabriel Labrador
/Politics
Friday, February 9, 2024
09/02/2024
Over the next nine months, migration will dominate U.S. policy in El Salvador and the region, driven by U.S. domestic politics, in the context of a high-stakes election in which immigration is Biden’s chief vulnerability.
Michael Shifter
/Politics
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
07/02/2024
On June 1, Salvadorans will enter new political terrain, awakening to something barely resembling democracy. Instead, they will find themselves living under the dictates of the “coolest” caudillo, with an emaciated opposition.
Jorge Cuéllar
/Politics
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
16/01/2024
In his inaugural address, Bernardo Arévalo promised a “respectful dialogue in conditions of equality” with the Mayan, Xinka, and Garifuna peoples of Guatemala. Next he approached the camp of demonstrators who for months defended his victory on the steps of the Public Prosecutor’s Office. Awaiting him were hundreds of Indigenous women and men who, despite their distrust of Ladinos and history of exclusion, have chosen to believe in him.
Roman Gressier

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