Surprise: El Salvador’s Anti-Corruption Commission Is Alive. But Can It Succeed?

By Noah Bullock, Charles T. Call

Bukele is strengthening his grip on the country amid renewed political violence. 

“A leader that isn’t ready to fight corruption can’t be a US ally” That was Juan Gonzalez, President Joe Biden’s national security advisor for the Western Hemisphere, speaking to the El Salvador-based news outlet El Faro just a week after inauguration His message, meant for the leadership of that country and the region as a whole, was clear Nayib Bukele won El Salvador’s presidency on an anti-corruption platform, excoriating the malfeasance of the two wartime parties that had governed the country since the 1980s Though Bukele delivered early on his promise to create an...

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