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US Congresswoman Norma Torres, with Guatemalan roots, posted a thank you to “CCINOC”, A regional center recently founded by organizations from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and the United States to combat corruption.
In his message, he congratulated the Seattle International Foundation and its regional allies for launching the Center against Corruption and Impunity in the North of Central America, CCINOC, noting that it has proven that they cannot rely only on the actions of the Northern Triangle governments.
“We cannot confirm only with the elections of those three governments to combat corruptionInstead, we must empower local anti-corruption institutions and civil society organizations. This is important now more than ever, ”says Norma Torres, a US congressman.
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The congresswoman is satisfied with the “CCINOC”, a regional center recently founded by organizations from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and the United States to combat corruption.
According to Torres, CICINOC and its allies “will be in control to help hold governments and elites to account.” “It is an honor to work together with you and this administration in this vital cause,” he said.
Torres assured that everyone has seen the “Democratic setback” when the governments of Guatemala and Honduras “let the Cicig and the MACCIH fail.”
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The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala, Cicig, and the Mission to Support Corruption and Impunity in Honduras, MACCIH, commissions similar to the Commission against Impunity in El Salvador, CICIES, in El Salvador, were closed in those countries. in August 2019 and January 2020.
“Last week, unfortunately, we saw CICIES in El Salvador run with the same fate., but civil society stands firm where those three governments are failing, this is an effort of the people to recover their countries, they are tired that the most valuable things go away when their governments deny them the opportunities of a good life ”.
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The CICIES was closed on June 4, 2021. In April it had announced the delivery of 12 investigations to the Attorney General’s Office, precisely when the United States announced the donation of US $ 2 million to the international commission.