#ElSalvador 's democratic credentials are under scrutiny after lawmakers teamed up with the populist president Nayib Bukele to oust judges in the Supreme Court. The opposition in the country says the move is tantamount to a coup ⤵️
President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador “paints his party as young, free of ideology, favorable to business and yet a protector of the poor,” says @ioangrillo . Yet he uses troops “to pressure legislators ... and praised the use of lethal force in policing.”
The rise of President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador has shaken some of the country's journalists, academics and human rights defenders, writes @ioangrillo . “They see him as many Americans saw President Donald Trump: as a firebrand who endangers democracy.”
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Salvadorans elected Nayib Bukele, the media-savvy former mayor of the capital who was running as an outsider, as their next president