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#2019WCA Video: An Interview with El Salvador's Nayib Bukele

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

When Nayib Bukele takes El Salvador's presidency on June 1, he will be the youngest leader in Latin America. At the 49th Washington Conference on the Americas, he spoke about his hopes to increase investment and jobs in his country to fight what he called "forced migration," as one third of Salvadorans live outside the country today. In a conversation with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera about the challenges for his presidency, Bukele estimated that every job created would be able to keep five people from emigrating. And, “the only way we can grow is with the help of international investment,” was his appeal to the room.