6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Confronting Corruption and Impunity in Central America: Examining the CICIG and other Models for the Region

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While corruption and impunity have long been major challenges faced by Central American nations, only recently is there evidence that steps can be taken to turn the tide.  The UN-affiliated CICIG in Guatemala contributed to a corruption investigation that lead the President and Vice President to resign, loose their impunity, and face prosecution.  Meanwhile, Honduras and El Salvador are developing their own more limited mechanisms to combat corruption.
Join us for a lively discussion about the CICIG experience in Guatemala and its relevance to other efforts in the region to confront corruption.  We will begin with a presentation of the International Crisis Group’s latest report, “Crutch to Catalyst? The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala,” followed by commentary from representatives from the United Nations, U.S. Department of State, and Government of El Salvador.



  • Eric L. Olson

    Director of the Central America-D.C. Platform, Seattle International Foundation