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Central America

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June 8, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), the only Central American serving in Congress, released the following statement today as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Gustavo Adolfo Alejos Cámbara, former chief of staff to former Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom, is prohibited from entering the United States due to his involvement in corrupt acts that undermined the rule of law in Guatemala.
January 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (D-CA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Central America Caucus, and the only Central American immigrant serving in Congress, released a statement today responding to news that Honduran President, Juan Orlando Hernández, allowed the mandate for the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH) to expire.

 

December 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), the only Central American immigrant serving in Congress, expressed outrage today at a report by investigative reporting nonprofit, ProPublica, which shows blatant neglect of a sick 16-year-old boy who died in Border Patrol custody.

 

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.