El Salvador’s Young President Turns Up the Pressure on the Political Establishment

February 20, 2020

Elected in 2019 as a political outsider to El Salvador’s two main parties, Nayib Bukele assumed the country’s presidency with the promise of ending gang violence and enforcing the rule of law in an institutionally weak nation. However, Bukele’s recent actions as president seeking to pressure...

Back to El Salvador: The Fallout of “Shithole Countries” Diplomacy

December 14, 2018

El Salvador is among the nations that Donald Trump dubbed “shithole countries” and whose immigrants he seeks to deport as quickly as possible. Even during his election campaign, US President Donald Trump described immigration from El Salvador and other Central American countries as an...

Migrant Caravan Highlights US Immigration Woes

November 26, 2018

Finding themselves between the devil and the deep blue sea, it is no surprise that thousands from the Northern Triangle resort to the treacherous journey to seek asylum in United States. The Central American migration crisis has reached new heights, with thousands of asylum seekers having...

Raising Voices Against Trump

January 23, 2018

Donald Trump’s first anniversary in office has been marked by numerous problems, from a government shutdown to accusations of racism. During a meeting on immigration at the Oval Office on January 11, President Donald Trump degraded poor countries in Africa, along with Haiti and El Salvador,...

MS-13 Street Gang Targets Immigrants in US

August 01, 2017

Donald Trump could be pushing immigrants straight into the hands of MS-13, a transnational street gang. Over the past two years, the United States has seen a surge in action from one of the most violent gangs in the country, Mara Salvatrucha, better known as MS-13. The Trump administration’s...