President Lobo Meets With US Diplomat

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central America and the Caribbean, Julissa Reynoso, met yesterday with President Porfirio Lobo Sosa.

She was received on Thursday at the Presidential Palace, along with the U.S. Ambassador, Hugo Llorens. Reynoso visited there with Honduras’ Foreign Minister, Mario Canahuati, the Minister of the Presidency, Maria Antonieta Guillén de Bográn and the Honduran Ambassador in Washington, Jorge Ramon Hernandez Alcerro.

Reynoso is in the country to express support from the U.S. government for democracy, human rights, combating organized crime and combating drug trafficking in Honduras.

Mrs. Reynoso also met with the Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Ana Pineda and the coordinator of the Special Prosecutor for Human Rights, Germán Enamorado at the government house.

During her stay, she will also meet with officials from the Ministry of Security and Magistrates of the Judiciary. She has other meetings scheduled with human rights organizations, private business leaders, health organizations, and other Ministers of Honduras, including the Minister of Defense.

The U.S. diplomat will then travel to the city of La Ceiba where she will meet with Mayor Carlos Aguilar, the secretary of the World Summit of African descent, Celeo Álvarez Casildo and visit a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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