The Trump administration’s decision to resume partial aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras last week again puts the spotlight on the need for long-term strategic engagement with Central America’s Northern Triangle. As new leaders shift the political landscape in the region, what is the role that the United States can or should have as a partner? In El Salvador, President Nayib Bukele came to office over four months ago on the promise of transformation and has put forward innovative proposals to tackle insecurity and rampant poverty. What might he accomplish in his first six months and what may be in store for the rest of his term?

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center via conference call on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. EDT for a conversation with El Salvador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexandra Hill Tinoco where she will outline priorities to improve El Salvador’s economy, security, and rule of law.

SPOTLIGHT: Read the Center’s spotlight (English and Spanish) analyzing the road ahead for President Bukele to advance on his top policy priorities during his first six months in office and beyond.


H.E. Alexandra Hill Tinoco
Minister of Foreign Affairs
El Salvador

María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, El Salvador
Co-Chair, Atlantic Council’s Northern Triangle Task Force;
Non-Resident Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council


María Fernanda Pérez Argüello
Associate Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

There are three (3) ways to join the call:
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