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A 16-year-old boy who was captured and claimed to have been beaten by members of El Salvador's naval force in November 2022 in Usulután, a small town in eastern El Salvador. Carlos Barrera hide caption

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Carlos Barrera

Banner with the face of President Nayib Bukele on the roof of the pupusas restaurant of Arnulfo Crisostomo Mazariego in San Salvador on Jan. 29. Fred Ramos for NPR hide caption

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Why the 'world's coolest dictator' is on course for a landslide win in El Salvador

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Armed Special Forces soldiers of the Salvadoran Army, following orders of President Nayib Bukele, enter El Salvador's congress during a vote on a security bill on Feb. 9. Salvador Melendez/AP hide caption

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Latin America's Militaries Emerge As Power Brokers, Riot Police And Border Forces

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