Nayib Bukele became Latin America’s youngest leader after he comfortably won El Salvador‘s general election in February.

The 38-year-old president of El Salvador enjoys a nearly 90 percent approval rating, but there are challenges ahead.

With one of the highest murder rates in the world, perhaps the main challenge for Central America’s smallest country is gang-related violence.

Slow growth has kept El Salvador’s social and economic development stagnant, and corruption cost the government millions of dollars.

And ever since a 12-year civil war ended in 1992, hundreds of thousands of Salvadorians have been fleeing the country every year seeking a safe place to live and better opportunities.

“We are dealing with a lot of crises. El Salvador has changed a lot in the last six month.

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