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October 04, 2019
As recently as 2015, optimism about efforts to counter corruption in Central America’s Northern Triangle was high. Today, only El Salvador is still making progress. International assistance will remain important to making headway in countering the regional threat of corruption.   Corruption... Read More
December 06, 2017
Providing results on Election Day is a fairly common practice in the Americas, but not this time in Honduras. According to international and national observers, voting on November 26 took place peacefully and without major problems. But when the polls closed, things began to go sideways. Both... Read More
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