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Stories about El Salvador
Bukele's mediatic power and popular 'iron fist' methods against crime may give him an easy route to reelection, despite concerns about human rights and constitutional violations.
Advox research into digital authoritarianism in El Salvador is now in a report. Read an excerpt and download the full pdf.
Despite varying demands around labor or abortion rights, the main thread throughout Latin America was against gender-based violence.
With low wages and inflation due to Russia's war on Ukraine, many Salvadorans are teetering on the edge of extreme poverty.
Bukele's presidency has attacked and discredited independent journalists who expose corruption in his government, putting them at risk of harassment and violence.
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The use of Pegasus spyware against journalists represents a serious threat to freedom of the press, digital rights, and a key challenge to investigate the configuration of a digital authoritarianism in El Salvador.
Despite accusations of human rights violations, authoritarianism, power grabs, and gang negotiations, most Salvadorans want the re-election of Bukele.
The Unfreedom Monitor is an Advox initiative to deepen our understanding of the relationship between technology and authoritarian power. In the first phase of this project, researchers working in 11 countries and four key themes conducted analysis of incidents, narratives, and media items, to explain acts of digital authoritarianism and...
It is time to change how we view children involved in gangs.
Despite international condemnation of Bukele's use of military and authoritarian governing style, most Salvadorans continue to trust in Bukele.
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Most memes highlight the stark contrast between the government's over-the-top efforts to attract foreign investors and its limited investment in lowering crime rates.
Over the past 40 years, El Salvador has endured endless cycles of violence that cost the lives of tens of thousands of Salvadorans.
"I leave the house for work at around 4 in the morning, and I return around 5 in the afternoon. This is my daily routine six days a week."
"The 'National Day of Spain' is a mockery and offense to our Indigenous and Afro-descendent peoples."
While the homicide rate decreased, crime, money, and COVID-19 discourage youth to pursue higher education.
" ... by leaving some alleged corrupt individuals out, the U.S. State Department's corruption list could look more like an attack on the popular Nayib Bukele administration than an attack on corruption."
In a country with a large informal economy, small business owners are skeptical of a new plan to make bitcoin a legal currency.