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Public corruption, lack of governance, and weak rule of law are arguably the most persistent and long-standing challenges for strengthening democratic institutions and sustaining inclusive economic prosperity in the Northern Triangle. Amid concerns of democratic backsliding in El Salvador and Honduras, breaking the cycle of corruption in the region will require a holistic, long-term approach that brings together governments, civil society, businesses and the international community under a common anti-corruption agenda with bold, innovative, and locally-driven policy solutions.

What specific steps can Northern Triangle countries take to reform their judicial and electoral systems to favor accountability and transparency? How can the region work with partners to design 21st century key performance indicators to measure progress in the fight against corruption? What is the role of technology in the fight against corruption? And, how can the United States effectively engage regional stakeholders in civil society and the private sector to uphold the rule of law in the region?

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and DT Institute on Wednesday, May 26, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (EDT), as we dig into pragmatic recommendations for tackling corruption and strengthening the rule of law in the Northern Triangle. This discussion will launch our latest issue brief: Combatting Corruption in the Northern Triangle: Prioritizing a Whole-of-Society Approach.

This event was originally scheduled for May 13, 2021.

This event will be held in English with simultaneous translation to Spanish.

Keynote Remarks

H.E William W. Popp
Ambassador of the United States to Guatemala


Patrick Ventrell
Director, Office of Central American Affairs
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs,
US State Department

Edgar Villanueva
Co-Executive Director,
US-Guatemala Business Council

Claudia Umaña
Vice President,

​​​​​Carlos Hernández
Association for a Fairer Society (ASJ) / Transparency International (Honduras)​

Closing remarks

John De Blasio
DT Institute

Additional speakers to be announced.

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.