U.S. Government Reaffirms Support for Anti-Corruption Efforts

The Government of the United States is concerned with recent actions counter to the anti-corruption work in Honduras, which is a fundamental element of US support in the region. We remain dedicated to assisting the MACCIH, CNA, Ministerio Publico, and other organizations fighting corruption and impunity.
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley Travels to Honduras and Guatemala

Ambassador Nikki Haley will travel to Honduras and Guatemala February 26 – March 1 to underscore the United States’ strong ties and partnership with those countries. Ambassador Haley will meet with government and civil society leaders to highlight U.S. partnerships in the region focusing on anti-corruption and counternarcotic efforts. In addition, she will engage with ...
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The United States Accepts the Temporary Presidency of the G-16 in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – In a brief ceremony on January 11, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Heide B. Fulton accepted the temporary Presidency of the G-16 group in Honduras, from outgoing President Giorgio Valentini, Resident Representative of the World Bank. The handover marks the beginning of a six month period during which the United States Embassy will serve as coordinator for ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez

The White House Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release The Vice President met with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez at the inaugural Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, FL. On behalf of President Trump, the Vice President commended President Hernandez for his leadership in addressing security and governance challenges, ...
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Readout of the Vice President Pence’s Meeting with President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras

The White House Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release The Vice President met today with President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras at the White House. The Vice President recognized the important progress that Honduras has made over the past two years in fighting violent crime and corruption and strengthening citizen security, including through ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Meets with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez

On March 21, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez at the State Department in Washington to discuss the bilateral relationship between the United States and Honduras. Their discussions focused on ongoing areas of mutual engagement in Honduras, including promoting broad-based economic growth, reducing crime, and strengthening democratic institutions and ...
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Readout of Vice President Biden’s Call with President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras

The White House Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release The Vice President spoke with President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras by telephone today to review progress on the implementation of the Alliance for Prosperity Plan for the Northern Triangle of Central America. The Vice President praised Honduras’ progress in improving security and tax ...
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Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy on Support for Attorneys General in Central America

Congressional Record Mr. LEAHY. Mr. President, the Northern Triangle countries of Central America –El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala– face many similar challenges. Poverty, gangs, violence, corruption, organized crime. One of these challenges is weak judicial systems. For as long as anyone can remember, judges in these countries, no matter how unqualified, have been selected through ...
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United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras Convene High Level Dialogue

WASHINGTON, DC – Building on the commitments made by Vice President Biden and Northern Triangle leaders in February 2016, the United States and the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras will meet October 19 at the U.S. Department of State for a High-Level Dialogue. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon and ...
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Statement on Embassy Meeting with Special Police Reform Committee

The Special Committee on Police Reform requested information from the U.S. Embassy related to their investigation into police corruption and we have given them that information. The vast majority of it has already been shared with the Government of Honduras over the years through the normal mechanisms that exist for informing the government when we ...
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Joint Communique of the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and the Vice President of the United States of America

Joint Communique of the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and the Vice President of the United States of America in Relation to the Plan of the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE BLAIR HOUSE COMMUNIQUE The presidents of El Salvador, ...
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U.S. Welcomes Honduran Agreement with OAS

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY JOHN KIRBY, SPOKESPERSON The United States welcomes the signing today of an agreement between the Government of Honduras and the Organization of American States establishing the Support Mission Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (known in Spanish as Mision de Apoyo contra ...
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Statement on the Seizure of Seguros Continental S.A. by the Government of Honduras

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL On October 7, 2015, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced the designation of Jaime Rolando Rosenthal Oliva, along with his son, Yani Benjamin Rosenthal Hidalgo, and his nephew, Yankel Antonio Rosenthal Coello, as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to the Foreign ...
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Departments of State, Treasury, and Justice Meet With Honduran Delegation

State Department Counselor Thomas Shannon and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Francisco Palmieri, with colleagues from the Department of Treasury and the Department of Justice, hosted an interagency meeting on October 20 with a high-level Honduran delegation to discuss recent U.S. government action targeting three Honduran nationals and several of their ...
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Statement from Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom in Her Visit to Honduras

As Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, President Obama’s Strategy for U.S engagement in Central America is a top priority for me. It has been a pleasure to discuss the strategy with President Hernandez and his team this afternoon. In the coming days here and in Guatemala and El Salvador, I look forward ...
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Statement on the Action by the Honduran Government to Protect the Honduran Financial System

The U.S. Department of Treasury welcomes the swift action by the Honduran government to protect the Honduran financial system by assuming management control of Banco Continental, which was designated by the Office of Foreign Assets Control for playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking. The Department of Treasury is committed to working with the ...
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Statement on Money Laundering Arrests and OFAC Designations

Today’s designations by the United States Department of the Treasury of three businessmen and seven businesses send a clear message that no one is above the law. We applaud the swift actions taken today by Honduran authorities to ensure the banking system is strong. Hondurans can be confident that it is well-managed and well-protected. We ...
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Treasury Sanctions Rosenthal Money Laundering Organization

Action Targets Three Honduran Money Launderers from the Rosenthal Family and Key Companies WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced the designation of three Honduran businessmen and seven businesses as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for playing ...
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Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges Against Four Prominent Honduran Businessmen for Laundering the Proceeds of Narcotics and Bribery Offenses

United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jim Margolin, Dawn Dearden, Christian Saint-Vil PHONE NUMBER: (212) 637-2600 One defendant arrested yesterday in Miami, Florida Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Mark Hamlet, the Special Agent in Charge ...
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Seven Central American Attorneys General Met with Assistant Secretary of State Brownfield

WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) William R. Brownfield met on August 5, at the State Department with Attorneys General from Central America to discuss justice and law enforcement issues, as well as ongoing reform efforts, in the region. The Attorneys General of Belize, Costa Rica, ...
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Statement by the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson

Strengthening transparency and government accountability is a central element of our engagement and of the Alliance for Prosperity and the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America. The government of Honduras has made significant strides forward in this regard, inviting Transparency International into the country to assist in setting up mechanisms to ensure public accountability, ...
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Remarks by Deputy Secretary Blinken on Election of the New Secretary General of the Organization of American States

Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. Let me also thank you and President Perez Molina for the generous hospitality in Guatemala shown to Vice President Biden during his recent trip there. He spoke very highly of his visit and the energy and determination that he senses in the Northern Triangle of Central America. I also ...
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Op-Ed: Investing in a Secure, Stable Central America by Vice President Joe Biden

This commentary by Vice President Biden outlining the Obama administration’s commitment to Central America first appeared in The Hill on March 10. Investing in a secure, stable Central America By Vice President Joe Biden Earlier this month, I spent two days in Guatemala meeting with Central American leaders about our mutual efforts to tackle one of the ...
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Joint Statement by the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and the Vice President of the United States of America

Joint Statement by the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and the Vice President of the United States of America Regarding the Plan for the Alliance for Prosperity of the Northern Triangle The Presidents of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén; Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina; Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández; and, the Vice President of the ...
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Remarks by Vice President Biden at a Plenary with Central American Leaders

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release National Palace of Culture Guatemala City, Guatemala THE VICE PRESIDENT: President Molina, thank you for once again hosting us all. And to all the Presidents –I’ve never been with so many Presidents at one time– to all the Presidents, including the president of the ...
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Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Addresses First Meeting for the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle

TEGUCIGALPA – Ambassador James Nealon and Mr. Scott Nathan, the U.S. Department of State’s Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, attended a meeting of the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle in Tela on Thursday. The meeting marked an opportunity for leaders from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to discuss their Plan for ...
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Op-Ed: A Plan for Central America by Vice President Joe Biden

Op-Ed Originally Published by The New York Times As we were reminded last summer when thousands of unaccompanied children showed up on our southwestern border, the security and prosperity of Central America are inextricably linked with our own. The economies of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras remain bogged down as the rest of the Americas ...
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Department of Justice Seeks Recovery of Approximately $1,528,000 in Bribes Paid to a Honduran Official

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice filed today a civil forfeiture complaint seeking the forfeiture of nine properties worth approximately $1,528,000 that were allegedly purchased with funds traceable to a $2 million bribe paid by a Honduran information-technology company to the former Executive Director of the Honduran Institute of ...
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Statement by Marie Harf, Deputy Spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State, on the U.S. – Honduras High Level Security Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY MARIE HARF, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON The United States and Honduras have built a strong, longstanding relationship based on mutual respect, cooperation, and common goals. Today, the United States and Honduras held a High Level Security Dialogue and discussed areas where we can continue ...
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Op-Ed: A Recipe for Success Against Corruption by Ambassador James D. Nealon

It is difficult to overstate the profoundly negative impact that corruption has on society. The abuse of entrusted power for private gain does violence to our values, our prosperity, and even our security. Today is International Anti-Corruption Day, an excellent opportunity to remind ourselves of the scourge of corruption, the need for public sector transparency, ...
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Op-Ed: Building a More Democratic Hemisphere by Secretary of State John Kerry

By Secretary of State John Kerry Op-Ed originally published by The Miami Herald on December 6, 2014 This week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Summit of the Americas, hosted by President Clinton in Miami, a city that exemplifies the vital connections between the United States and its neighbors in the Western Hemisphere. ...
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Financial Investigations Guide Deployed to Track Dirty Money

TEGUCIGALPA – Ambassador James Nealon and Minister Coordinator of the Government Jorge Hernandez Alcerro today launched Honduras’ first Financial Investigations Guide (Guia de Investigacion Financiera y Contable) that will assist the country’s prosecutors, financial analysts, and law enforcement officers in conducting financial investigations that meet the highest international standards. The guide, grounded in Honduran law, ...
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White House Fact Sheet: Promoting Prosperity, Security and Good Governance in Central America

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE To demonstrate the Administration’s commitment to working with Central American countries to address the root causes of the dangerous migration of unaccompanied children and families, the Vice President, Secretary of Commerce and other senior Administration officials participated in the Inter-American Development Bank-chaired conference on ...
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Statement by Ambassador Nealon for International Day of Democracy and International Day of Peace

This week we celebrate both the International Day of Democracy and the International Day of Peace. I believe it is appropriate that we celebrate these two days together, as democracy and peace are inextricably linked. In my first month here in Honduras, I’ve had the great privilege of meeting many Hondurans who are working to ...
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