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El Salvador’s ‘Tropical Gulag’

25:28February 7, 2024

El Salvador’s popular and controversial president, Nayib Bukele, has won a second term. Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Noah Bullock, executive director of the human rights organization Cristosal, to discuss the future of El Salvador, including the crackdown on criminal gangs and its implications for the rule of law.

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Executive Director, Cristosal El Salvador

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