27 September, 2022

The United States will finance 2 million dollars to CICIES for the fight against corruption

Photo: Courtesy of the American Embassy of El Salvador.

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The Savior – Ricardo Zúñiga special envoy of Joe Biden,  and representative for the Northern Triangle, He is in Salvadoran territory in a meeting with Attorney General Raúl Melara.

Then Zúñiga met with the head and representative of the International Commission Against Impunity in El Salvador (CICIES), Ronalth Ochaeta, to analyze the work being done in the fight against the scourge and announce the financial support of the United States with 2 millions of dollars.

Photo: Courtesy of the American Embassy of El Salvador.

The mission of the diplomat is to monitor the progress of compliance with the fight against corruption in the countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, and with this reduce the high number of immigrants who undertake a trip to the United States.

Zúñiga emphasized that the rule of law and democratic governance are important points in the politics of Joe Biden and also, held three important agenda items: the first security and fight against smuggling, the second economic opportunities, and finally the issue of migration.

Photo: Courtesy of the American Embassy of El Salvador.

This is how the pandemic, the economic crisis, insecurity and lack of employment in Central American countries is the main reason for citizens to cross borders regardless of the consequences of the journey.

further, Zúñiga expressed “We will continue to work closely with our Salvadoran partners to address the challenges of the region., like irregular migration, corruption and impunity, governance, respect for human rights, economic opportunities and security. Our goal is to help create the conditions so that the people of El Salvador can prosper. '', so he stated.

Photo: Courtesy of the American Embassy of El Salvador.

Zúñiga's visit lasted two days, beginning yesterday in Guatemala with President Alejandro Giammattei and his cabinet members., later this day he planned to meet with Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele and some officials.

Meanwhile, diplomat Ricardo Zuñiga spoke about the fight against corruption, and said “When we talk about the cost of corruption, we don't just mean money. It is about full compliance with the Democratic Charter and the functions of a democratic state before its citizens., and we refer to all the consequences caused by the absence of public funds in the social fabric ... These consequences disproportionately impact the most vulnerable population, to men and women who migrate to another country in a desperate search for survival. But it also contaminates all government functions and damages society. ", so he put it.