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Why 2019 Is a Critical Year for Central America

January 28, 2019

This article is adapted from AQ’s print issue on piracy in Latin America

El Salvador votes for a president on
 Feb. 3, with a possible runoff in March. How has the campaign reflected changes in the country since the last election in 2014?

The two-party political system is broken. For the first time since the end of the war (in 1992), a candidate not running from the rightist ARENA or the leftist FMLN is ahead in the polls. That candidate is 37-year-old Nayib Bukele, whose...

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