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The Red Line

Sep 18, 2023

Once the murder capital of the world, El Salvador finds itself grappling with both gang violence and geopolitical shifts. Between 2013 and 2016, murder rates soared due to gang wars and systemic extortion. President Nayib Bukele, emerging from this tumult, removes the safety catches from the government and actually tackles the issue. However, all of this is coming at a long-term cost. How does Bukele's regional vision mesh with the complexities of Central American geopolitics, and does this new path set Bukele on a collision course with the US? Join us as we dissect El Salvador's evolving position on the world stage.

On the panel this week are:
- Robert Guest (The Economist)
- Nik McNally (The Red Line)
- Margaret Myers (Inter-American Dialogue)

Intro - 00:00
PART 1 - 02:04
PART 2 - 24:29
PART 3 - 42:59
Outro - 54:44

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