World Sep 15

Salvadoreans protest against recent implementation of Bitcoin as legal tender
Thousands protest against Bukele government in El Salvador

The demonstration Wednesday centered on fears Bukele may try for re-election in 2024. Protests also voiced concern about the president's concentration of power and the controversial decision to make the cryptocurrency Bitcoin legal tender.

Economy Jun 09

El Salvador makes Bitcoin legal tender

The digital currency will be able to be used in any transaction and any business will have to accept payment in Bitcoin, with the exception of those lacking the technology to do so.

World Apr 28

El Salvador leader fights crime and virus, drawing criticism

As his first year in power comes to a close, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele is fighting both the coronavirus and the country's powerful street gangs with tactics that some say are putting the young democracy at risk.