Bitcoin, Bukele and democracy in El Salvador

This September, El Salvador rolled out Bitcoin as an official legal tender. Nayib Bukele, the youngest president in the history of the country, wanted to adopt cryptocurrency to improve the economy. But his critics said it might be a distraction from the measures Bukele has taken dismantling democratic institutions, as well as his attacks on the press.
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  • Roman Olivier Gressier (@romangressier), Reporter for El Faro (@_elfaro_)
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    Author: Travis Esquivel

    Travis Esquivel is an engineer, passionate soccer player and full-time dad. He enjoys writing about innovation and technology from time to time.

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