21
February 2024
Past Event
What Does Bukelismo Mean for Latin America?

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Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

What Does Bukelismo Mean for Latin America?

Past Event
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February 21, 2024
Presidential candidate for Nuevas Ideas Nayib Bukele speaks during a press conference after casting his vote on February 4, 2024, in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Alex Peña via Getty Images)
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Presidential candidate for Nuevas Ideas Nayib Bukele speaks during a press conference after casting his vote on February 4, 2024, in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Alex Peña via Getty Images)
21
February 2024
Past Event

Event will air live on this page.

 

Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

Speakers:
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James Bosworth

CEO, Hxagon and Columnist, World Politics Review

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Orlando Pérez

Professor, University of North Texas at Dallas

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Carlos Eduardo Piña

Senior Researcher, Fundación Andrés Bello

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Ricardo Valencia Pineda

Professor, California State University–Fullerton and Columnist, El Faro

Moderator:
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Daniel Batlle

Adjunct Fellow

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El Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele was reelected in a landslide after bringing peace to a country that had been wracked by gang violence for years. But improved security has come at a high cost for El Salvadorans, with Bukele presiding over mass incarceration, human rights violations, increasing corruption, and a government-controlled judiciary. Bukele has embraced charges of authoritarianism, calling himself the “world’s coolest dictator.”

El Salvador’s success has won admiration from around Latin America, and other leaders seeking to counter rising crime are imitating Bukele’s mano dura policies. Moreover, Bukele seems eager to export his model. 

Join Hudson Institute for a conversation with leading observers as they examine Bukele’s record and discuss what the adoption of the Bukele model could mean for other countries in the region.

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