Nayib Bukele isn’t the only reason to worry for regional democracies.
The increasingly authoritarian young president may accumulate even more power in upcoming elections.
In 2019, Nayib Bukele upended Salvadoran politics, winning the presidency with his populist message. Now, a midterm gives him the chance to consolidate power.
Bukele is strengthening his grip on the country amid renewed political violence.
Nine Latin American countries hold elections this year, with five—Chile, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Peru—selecting presidents.
Two decades before fellow Salvadoran women could vote, Prudencia Ayala became the first woman to run for president in Latin America.
Was President Nayib Bukele's tough-on-crime approach the solution? International Crisis Group's Tiziano Breda says there’s more to the story.