A New Strategy For Us Engagement In Central America
Why it Matters and How to Move Forward
Launch of Yearlong Four-Country Task Force Report

Keynote Speaker

The Hon. John Kelly
US Department of Homeland Security


John Negroponte
Former US Deputy Secretary of State, Task Force Co-Chair, and Vice Chairman
 McLarty Associates
Laura Chinchilla
Former President of Costa Rica and Task Force Member 

Maria Eugenia Brizuela
Former Salvadoran Foreign Minister and Task Force Co-Chair 
Eduardo Stein
Former Vice President of Guatemala and Task Force Co-Chair
Jason Marczak
Director, Latin America Economic Growth Initiative, 
Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Atlantic Council

**Additional speakers to be announced**

Central America’s Northern Triangle is at a crossroads. This is the moment for the United States to double-down on its role in shaping the region’s future. Inaction or even the status quo will directly impact US security interests. 

Two years ago, the U.S. Congress took a decisive step by bolstering cooperation with Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras with the approval of a $750 million aid package. The Atlantic Council’s Northern Triangle Security and Economic Opportunity Task Force will unveil its proposals on how the United States and the three countries can work together to solve longstanding regional challenges at this event.  

Join us on Thursday, May 4, 2017, from 9:00-10:30 am for the launch of the Task Force’s report, Building a Better Future: A Blueprint for Central America’s Northern Triangle. Its recommendations will lay out a new vision for partnership based on an Atlantic Council poll and a yearlong effort by policymakers, business leaders, and civil society from the three Northern Triangle countries and the United States.  

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record.