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All the President’s Trolls: Real and Fake Twitter Fights in El Salvador

The plunging homicide rate in El Salvador has sparked debate about the role of the new president’s hardline policies

Much of it transpires on Twitter, where his champions and critics engage in rows that could pre-empt reasoned discussion of how to keep tamping down violence.

  • Jane Esberg
  • ICG

El Salvador’s Nayib Bukele won the presidency in 2019 by promising to reduce the country’s then sky-high murder rate and tackle corruption.

Homicide rates have indeed fallen sharply since his election.

But Bukele’s policies have proved controversial.

Critics say the president’s actions, such……

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