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October 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative Norma Torres (CA-35), founder and Co-Chair of the Central America Caucus, Representative Eliot L. Engel (NY-16), Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Representative Jim McGovern (MA-8), Chairman of the Committee on Rules, and Representative Albio Sires (NJ-8), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, issued the following statement:

 

September 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) issued the following statement after the announcement by the Guatemalan Congress of a new commission to investigate “illegal and arbitrary acts” by former staff members of the International Commission against Impunity (CICIG):

 

“I strongly oppose any retaliation against former CICIG personnel, including efforts to delegitimize their work, slander their reputations, or pursue fabricated legal cases against them.

September 3, 2019 Press Release

The UN and U.S.-backed International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala, or CICIG, shuttered today; employees and partners have received threats to their safety  

 

Torres-led letter comes on the heels of a recent congressional delegation to Guatemala, where Members of Congress met with representatives from CICIG, the judiciary, and civil society  

 

August 12, 2019 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Hoy, la representante estadounidense Norma J. Torres (D-CA) la primera miembro del Congreso de origen guatemalteco, emitió la siguiente declaración con respecto a la elección presidencial guatemalteca:

 

August 12, 2019 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA), the first Guatemalan-born Member of Congress, issued the following statement regarding the Guatemalan presidential election:

 

August 9, 2019 In The News

La congresista estadounidense Norma Torres lloró este jueves al recordar la inminente salida de la Comisión Internacional Contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (CICIG) y pidió al pueblo apoyar a los funcionarios que todavía quedan en el país centroamericano.

 

"Es muy difícil decir adiós", dijo visiblemente emocionada, y agregó que esta situación es aún más complicada cuando "el 70 por ciento del pueblo los apoya a ellos, reconociendo el trabajo que ellos hicieron contra la impunidad y la corrupción".

 

August 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Hoy, la representante estadounidense Norma J. Torres (D-CA) se une con la Presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) en una delegación del Congreso a Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras y McAllen, Texas para sostener discursos con representantes del gobierno, el poder judicial, la sociedad civil, grupos comunitarios y religiosos, el sector privado, y organizaciones de derechos humanos.

 

August 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) is joining U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on a congressional delegation to Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and McAllen, Texas to hold high-level discussions with representatives from the government, the judiciary, civil society, community and faith-based groups, the private sector, and human rights organizations.

 

August 8, 2019 In The News

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized U.S. treatment of migrants during a visit to Guatemala, and raised doubts about whether the Central American country could cope with a migration deal agreed with the Trump administration.

 

Pelosi, a Democrat, was visiting Central America on Thursday with a bipartisan congressional delegation just as the region was coming under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to do more to stop migrants reaching the United States.

 

August 2, 2019 In The News

GUATEMALA CITY — One week after reaching a deal that would force Guatemala to absorb Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States, the head of the Department of Homeland Security assured Guatemalan officials that the United States would invest in the country and try to sign similar agreements with at least five other nations in the region.