Fighting Violence By Fighting Poverty: Nayib Bukele, Mayor of San Salvador

Unless you teach in the Bay Area, you may not care about what’s going on in El Salvador. But if you ask Oakland kids if they know about Nayib Bukele, the 35-year-old mayor of San Salvador, they’ll say of course, and they’ll have rave reviews. Mr. Bukele is fighting the city’s gang and violence problem with pro-youth and anti-poverty programs, including skating parks and 100% Illuminado, which puts a streetlight on every block.


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