Mexico Issues & Opinions

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

  News &
Issues &
Business &
Health &
Lifestyle &
Travel &
Science &

United States and Mexico Partner to Improve Good Governance in Central America

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico
go to original
November 9, 2017

United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green met with officials from the government of Mexico to deepen their commitment to advance prosperity in Central America. Over the next six months, the two governments will conduct several projects with the governments of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala — known collectively as the Northern Triangle — to facilitate trade; increase effective governance; and grow prosperity, thereby helping to address the root drivers of insecurity and migration.

The agreement comes as a result of discussions between the United States and Mexico at the Conference on Security and Prosperity in Central America, co-hosted by the two governments in Miami in June 2017.

Through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AMEXCID), assistance from the United States and Mexico will be directed to local priorities determined in conjunction with the respective governments of the Northern Triangle. For example, with the support of Mexican doctors and experts in forensic medicine, USAID and the federal Government of Mexico will work together with the Government of Honduras to build capacity in forensics knowledge and practices, thus encouraging more effective and transparent law enforcement practices and facilitating judicial proceedings.

In El Salvador, the two countries will work with the government to improve trade-related transparency, standardize documentation requirements and trade-related fees, streamline border procedures, and improve customs practices.

In Guatemala, USAID and the Government of Mexico will work with the Government of Guatemala to train and help to find employment for young people who are likely to migrate north in search of economic opportunity; the governments will also work together to help the Government of Guatemala to improve its tax collection and transparency in order to reduce opportunities for corruption.

Through the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America, a whole-of-government effort that provides an overarching framework for U.S. Government engagement with Central America, USAID is addressing the security, governance, and economic drivers of irregular migration to the United States. By combating crime and violence, addressing corruption and impunity, disrupting the activities of transnational criminal organizations, and providing greater economic opportunity, USAID helps to foster an environment where families can envision their futures.

See the original at U.S. Embassy

Related: COHA Attends Announcement of U.S.-Mexico Task Force (COHA)

Related: How Latin America Views the United States in the Trump Era (AS/COA)

We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!

CHARITY ALERT Vallarta Botanical Garden Needs Your Help

TripAdvisor singled out the Botanical Garden for removal and placed us on our own page in Cabo Corrientes.

Please write and ask TripAdvisor why all other Cabo Corrientes attractions are still on the Puerto Vallarta page while only the Garden was removed.

Click here to see all the details

Meet the Charities

Community Services


Animals & Wildlife

Health Care

Youth & Family


Culture & Recreation

Special Interests

How You Can Help

Use Your Powers for Good

Add Your Favorite Charity

Save a Life - Give Blood


Partners for Change

Meet the Partners

Become a Partner for Change

Stay Connected

Find PVAngels on Facebook Follow PVAngels on Twitter Sign up PVAngels Newsletter RSS Feeds on PVAngels


About PVAngels

Add Your Charity

Add Your News & Events

Locate Yourself on Our Maps

Jobs - Join PVAngels Team

About Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Local News

Local Event Calendar

Puerto Vallarta Videos

Puerto Vallarta Photos

Historic Puerto Vallarta

Local Area Maps

Important Phone Numbers

Craig's List in Puerto Vallarta

News Around Mexico

Mexico Issues & Opinions

Mexico Business News

Mexico Evironmental News

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Mexico Travel & Outdoors

Science & Technology News

Mexico News & Travel Videos

FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

m3 • local actions from global awareness