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Thursday, March 30, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Meets with Attorneys General of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

A Department of Justice official released the following background statement at the conclusion of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ meeting with the Attorneys General from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras:

“On Thursday, March 30, 2017, Attorney General Sessions met with the Attorneys General of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The goal of the dialogue was to strengthen law enforcement cooperation against transnational criminal threats common to all our countries, such as cartels, gangs and financial crimes. Attorney General Sessions and his counterparts agreed that this meeting was an important first step and that these vital discussions would continue as a means to increasing citizen security both in Central America and the United States.”

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Attorney General of El Salvador, Douglas Arquimides Melendez Ruiz
Attorney General of Guatemala, Thelma Esperanza Aldana Hernandez
Attorney General of Honduras, Oscar Fernando Chinchilla Banegas

Additional information on the Justice Department's Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training (OPDAT) may be found on OPDAT's website.

Updated April 5, 2017