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Date and Location

March 29, 2024
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM ET


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​El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele was recently re-elected with more than 80% of the vote. While Bukele is credited with bringing the country’s crime rate to historic lows, he has also adopted increasingly authoritarian measures under the guise of fighting the country’s powerful gangs. Speakers will analyze the sources of Bukele’s popularity, the human toll of Bukele’s prolonged state of exception, and the threats to democracy in El Salvador.  

Speakers and Presenters

​José Miguel Cruz, Director of Research at Florida International University's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center; Mneesha Gellman, Associate Professor of Political Science, Emerson University; and