More than 6,000 gang members have been detained in the first nine days of a state of emergency in El Salvador, President Nayib Bukele said Monday, after imposing the measures to stamp out a soaring homicide wave.
El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele issued an ultimatum Monday to gangs considered responsible for dozens of homicides in three days, threatening to increase punishments on their more than 16,000 imprisoned members.
14 Sep 2021
There are now more than half a million people using El Salvador's bitcoin wallet, President Nayib Bukele announced.
25 Jun 2021
Facing resistance from the World Bank, IMF and opposition parties to his move to make bitcoin legal tender in El Salvador, President Nayib Bukele has promised $30 for each citizen who adopts the cryptocurrency.
9 Jun 2021
El Salvador has become the first country in the world to approve bitcoin as a legal tender. A majority of 62 out of 84 lawmakers in the Central American country voted in favour of the Bitcoin Law on Tuesday. "The #BitcoinLaw has just been approved by a qualified majority" in the legislative assembly, El Salvador's…
13 May 2021
El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele on Wednesday rebuffed a suggestion by a visiting US envoy that parliament's recent ousting of the attorney general and top judges be reversed.
24 Feb 2019
Nayib Bukele (Nayib Armando Bukele Ortez) is a millionaire owner of Yamaha Motors of El Salvador. His father is a businessman of Palestinian descent and imam of a local mosque in San Salvador, capital of El Salvador in Central America.
4 Feb 2019
Nayib Bukele, former San Salvador mayor, was on Sunday elected president of El Salvador -- crushing a two-party system in place since civil war ended in 1992.