26 November, 2022

The Savior: the Latin American country with the greatest democratic setbacks in 2020

By José Luis Benítez

In this episode, data on El Salvador are presented in the Democracy Index 2020 prepared by The Economist Intelligence Unit. This report indicates that El Salvador went from a regime of “flawed democracy” yet “hybrid regimen” (authoritarian-democratic).

further, the opinion of national experts on four areas of democratic setbacks in the Bukele government is included: Transparency and accountability; Access to public information; non-political role of the army and police; and threats and harassment against journalists and critical media.