The Newsmakers

The ‘World’s Coolest Dictator’ Takes on El Salvador’s Gangs

El Salvador is one of the most violent countries in the world. But its millennial president says he's going to change that. Nayib Bukele is young, unique and polarising. His policies are controversial and divisive, and inside El Salvador most people either love him or hate him. One of his biggest challenges since coming to power in 2019 has been taking on the country's numerous armed gangs. Towards the end of March, one weekend of violence left 80 people dead. 62 in a single day. Congress imposed a state of emergency backed by the president, and in the space of a few weeks more than 30 thousand arrests were carried out. But how many of them were justified? Or even legal? Javier Farje Latin America Analyst Jonathan Rosen Security Studies Professor at New Jersey City University Colin Harding Journalist and Latin America Analyst

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' found guilty

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' found guilty

El Chapo Verdict: Mexican drug lord found guilty in US

El Chapo Verdict: Mexican drug lord found guilty in US

El Salvador’s crackdown on imprisoned gang members

El Salvador’s crackdown on imprisoned gang members

Mexican Drug Cartels: President defends releasing El Chapo's son

Mexican Drug Cartels: President defends releasing El Chapo's son

Will Both Palestine and Israel Hold up the Ceasefire in Gaza?

Will Both Palestine and Israel Hold up the Ceasefire in Gaza?

Uganda: 50 years after Idi Amin’s expulsion

Uganda: 50 years after Idi Amin’s expulsion

Remembering the Ugandan Asian expulsion 50 years on

Remembering the Ugandan Asian expulsion 50 years on

Nancy Pelosi's Asia Tour

Nancy Pelosi's Asia Tour

The third anniversary of India-controlled Kashmir losing its autonomy

The third anniversary of India-controlled Kashmir losing its autonomy

Iraq's longest post-election deadlock sparks protests

Iraq's longest post-election deadlock sparks protests

Could a visit by the US house speaker to Taiwan spark violent conflict with China?

Could a visit by the US house speaker to Taiwan spark violent conflict with China?

Turkish FM Cavusoglu Criticises Germany  For Losing Its Neutrality

Turkish FM Cavusoglu Criticises Germany For Losing Its Neutrality

Should Iran come back to the negotiating table for a new nuclear deal?

Should Iran come back to the negotiating table for a new nuclear deal?

Will new French social media law fight terrorism?

Will new French social media law fight terrorism?

Is Brazil’s Electoral System Flawed?

Is Brazil’s Electoral System Flawed?

International Outrage as Myanmar Executes Four Activists

International Outrage as Myanmar Executes Four Activists

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