Twenty-five practitioners from 12 countries gathered online on 29 June for the first virtual meeting of the new Knowledge Community on Asset Recovery in Latin America.

An initiative of the Basel Institute’s International Centre for Asset Recovery, the regional Knowledge Community provides a collaborative space for interaction between leading practitioners in the field of asset recovery and international judicial cooperation in criminal matters.

On February 3, 2019, 37-year-old former mayor of San Salvador Nayib Bukele – the charismatic, anti-establishment, fringe-party candidate – won 53 percent of the vote in El Salvador’s presidential election. He takes office in June. The challenge confronting Bukele is stark, especially when it comes to the rule of law. But there are concrete things the international community can do to help the new president and his citizens.