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Latin American Economy & Business - February 2019

Which way for El Salvador’s economic policy?

Nayib Bukele won the El Salvador elections on 3 February with a near-landslide (53.1% of the vote, more than his two main rivals combined). The 37-year-old populist has been vague about his economic policies, but promises tough anti-corruption measures, job creation to discourage illegal immigration to the US, and an investment surge to boost growth and reduce poverty. He takes office on 1 June. Does it all add up?

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