Thousands have been arrested since the country suspended certain civil liberties amid a crackdown on gangs.
Anna-Cat Brigida is a freelance journalist covering politics, immigration and human rights in Latin America. She has reported from Guatemala, Colombia... and Argentina.
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Police, military and judicial system face pressure to implement mass arrest and incarceration policy, experts say.
Relatives of people arrested in government’s crackdown on gangs say they have little to no information about loved ones.
President Nayib Bukele says his gov’t is stamping out gang violence, but experts document pattern of arbitrary arrests.
As court clears way for Juan Orlando Hernandez to face charges in US, experts say fight against corruption continues.
After spate of weekend murders, experts question whether government’s ‘iron fist’ approach will stem the violence.
Observers hope the country’s incoming president will make a real effort to tackle corruption and socioeconomic crises.
Experts raise concern over potential fraud in Sunday’s vote, which could end conservative National Party’s 12-year rule.
Dismissal of top judges and attorney general could do irreparable harm to democracy, rights groups and lawyers warn.
Recent hearings reveal new details about brutal 1981 massacre of civilians in El Salvador during country’s civil war.