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U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Meets with Attorneys General of All Central American Nations

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

A Department of Justice official released the following background statement at the conclusion of Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch’s meeting with Attorneys General from all Central American nations:

“On Wednesday, Attorney General Lynch convened the first ever ‘Dialogue’ with the Attorneys General of all seven Central American nations: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.  The goal of the Dialogue is to strengthen law enforcement cooperation against the threats common to all our countries.  The Attorneys General discussed enhanced coordination against transnational cartels, gangs and terrorists; the Dialogue also focused on the rapidly rising issue of cybercrime and the persistent problem of human trafficking and smuggling.  Attorney General Lynch and her counterparts agreed that this meeting was only a first step and that these vital discussions would continue, so as to enhance citizen security both in Central America and the U.S.”


Wilfred Peter Elrington, Attorney General and Minister of Foreign Affairs

Costa Rica:
Jorge Chavarria Guzman, Attorney General

El Salvador:
Luis Antonio Martinez Gonzalez, Attorney General

Thelma Aldana Hernandez, Attorney General

Oscar Fernando Chinchilla Banegas, Attorney General

Ana Julia Guido Ochoa, Attorney General

Kenia Porcell De Alvarado, Attorney General

Attorney General Lynch with Attorneys General of all Central American Nations Attorney General Lynch meeting with Attorneys General of all Central American Nations

Updated August 5, 2015

Press Release Number: 15-969