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June 22, 2017
The first of June, I was fortunate to be traveling with an IRI-sponsored delegation of municipal leaders from La Lima, Honduras, and Salcajá, Guatemala, to Costa Rica and Panama, made possible through a grant from the government of Canada. Our meetings focused on best practices on community... Read More
December 09, 2016
December 9, 2016 is Anti-Corruption Day. The campaign was organized by the United Nations, #UnitedAgainstCorruption, for Development, Peace and Security, to promote the importance of transparency, accountability, integrity, ethics and citizen empowerment. I ask myself, how does the International... Read More
April 28, 2016
At the beginning of 2016, IRI partnered with the Government of Canada’s Center for Expertise on Fragile and Conflict-Affected States, to design and implement a regional democratic governance program focused on strengthening citizen security. Thanks to Canada’s Stabilization and Reconstruction Task... Read More
March 21, 2016
Muchas veces, la frase más poderosa en la labor del IRI es simplemente: "Podemos hacer eso." Recientemente me reuní con unos alcaldes de comunidades hondureñas donde el IRI ha estado trabajando para fomentar la Seguridad Ciudadana. La criminalidad violenta, particularmente la violencia pandillera... Read More
March 17, 2016
Often times, the most powerful phrase in IRI's work is simply: "We can do that." I recently met with a number of mayors from communities across Honduras where IRI has been working to foster citizen security. Violent crime, particularly gang crime, is one of the greatest threats to the country's... Read More
March 06, 2016
Traveling to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador I began to think about how IRI’s work has evolved over the nearly 35 years that we have been working in the Latin American and Caribbean region. That evolution occurred naturally as a response to changes in regional social and political trends that... Read More
February 07, 2016
Gracias a un convenio con el Gobierno de Canadá, el IRI ha podido invitar a 35 representantes de dos municipios y una metrópolis de Guatemala y Honduras a visitar sus contrapartes en Sudamérica quienes exhiben ejemplos de buenas prácticas en prevención de la criminalidad.  El viaje empezó el... Read More
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Stephen Johnson

Division Director, Latin American and the Caribbean
January 29, 2016
El 19 de enero, el presidente hondureño Juan Orlando Hernández firmó un acuerdo con la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) para apoyar un cuerpo que investigará políticos, jueces y miembros de las fuerzas de seguridad in temas de corrupción e impunidad. Parecida a la CICIG, una entidad... Read More
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Stephen Johnson

Division Director, Latin American and the Caribbean
January 26, 2016
January 19, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández signed an agreement with the Organization of American States (OAS) to support a body to investigate politicians, judges and members of the security forces in matters of corruption and impunity.  Similar to the United Nations-backed entity... Read More
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Stephen Johnson

Division Director, Latin American and the Caribbean
August 20, 2015
July 22-24, Erika Veberyte, Senior Advisor to the President, and I led a delegation of civil society representatives from Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Russia, and Serbia to the Community of Democracies (CD) VIII Ministerial Conference hosted by the Government of El Salvador. Established 15 years... Read More
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Tony Garrastazu

Resident Country Director, Central America

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