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Is Nayib Bukele’s ‘Iron Fist’ in El Salvador Working?


After the influential and well-sourced publication El Faro declared that El Salvador’s controversial President Nayib Bukele had “disarticulate(d)” the country’s gangs, is it time to revisit the question: Does mano dura work? Before reaching its finding, El Faro said it had spent 10 months visiting 14 communities, most of which it called “impenetrable” prior to … Read more

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Central America Homicide Rate 2014 to 2022

Violence in Central America has long been a prevailing issue, profoundly impacting the region’s social fabric and development. Rooted in complex historical, economic, and social factors, it poses significant challenges to stability and prosperity. The Central America Homicide Rate per country per 100,000 people for 2022 was Guatemala 17.3, Honduras … Read more

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Latin America Makes Little Progress Against Corruption


Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are stagnating in their struggle with corruption, with most unable or unwilling to challenge robust criminal networks that profit from longstanding graft, a major new report has shown. Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2022 (CPI), which ranks 180 countries based on perceptions of corruption within their public … Read more

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Despite better security, Salvadorans still migrating in 2023

This article by Eddie Galdamez originally appeared on GlobalVoices.org on February 1, 2023. It is republished by ElSalvadorINFO.net under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 license. On Christmas Eve, the Rivera family enjoyed the traditional Salvadoran celebrations. The kids set off firecrackers in the streets, the teenagers chatted and texted on … Read more

El Salvador's Corruption Perceptions Index

El Salvador’s 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index. El Salvador Drops 1 points


On the Transparency International report released on January 2023, El Salvador received a Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) score of 34; the country dropped 1 point compared to 2021. The score of 33 is on a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 being the best score possible. Due to the … Read more