On 4 August, a news release from the US State Department advised that the US is launching a new visa restriction authority for Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador improve political, economic, and security conditions.  This policy is said to  complement other tools the US is using to support efforts by the people of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador to promote accountability for corruption, impunity, and attacks on democracy.  The new visa restriction policy is for the issuance of visas to current or former Guatemalan, Honduran, or Salvadoran government officials and other individuals believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining democracy or the rule of law.  This may include acts of corruption or obstruction of democratic processes or institutions, such as subverting the integrity and independence of the judicial sector and anti-corruption prosecutors.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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