The US includes former presidents of El Salvador and a Guatemalan prosecutor on the list of corrupt and undemocratic actors

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The United States reported this Wednesday that it included 39 prominent Central American politicians and officialsincluding two former presidents of El Salvador, as well as numerous judges and high-ranking officials from Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, on his list of corrupt and undemocratic actors.

Among those pointed out by the US is Guatemalan prosecutor Cinthia Monterrosowhich accused journalist José Rubén Zamora Marroquín of blackmail, illicit association and money laundering, for which he requested a sentence of 40 years in prison.

The so-called "Engel List" also includes the former presidents of El Salvador Mauricio Funes (2009-2014) and Salvador Sánchez Cerén (2014-2019); Guatemalan judges Fredy Raul Orellana Letona and Jimi Rodolfo Bremer Ramírez already the leaders of the Liberal Party of Honduras Alexander López Orellana, Samuel García Salgado and Yani Benjamin Rosenthal Hidalgo.

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In addition, in Nicaragua, the State Department included in the list the current attorney general, Wendy Carolina Morales Urbina; the vice presidents of the National Assembly, Arling Patricia Alonso Gómez and Gladis de los Ángeles Báez, and judges Rosa Argentina Solís Dávila and Ángela Dávila Navarrete.

State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said in a statement that “this list identifies individuals who have knowingly committed acts that undermine democratic processes or institutionssignificant corruption or have obstructed investigations of such acts of corruption.”

To the people named on the list will be denied entry to the US. and they will not be able to obtain visas to travel to this country.

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The registry of names was disseminated in compliance with the "U.S.-Northern Triangle Enhanced Compromise Act.” approved in December 2020 and promoted by former Democratic congressman Eliot Engel.

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