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Sep 20, 2021
Bitcoin, Bukele and democracy in El Salvador
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This September, El Salvador rolled out Bitcoin as 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 say this might be a distraction from the measures Bukele has taken to dismantle democratic institutions and criticize the press.

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