Assistant Secretary Brownfield Travels to Guatemala and Colombia

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 6, 2017


Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) William R. Brownfield travels to Guatemala and Colombia from March 6-8. In both countries, he will review INL programs and demonstrate support for counternarcotics and rule of law efforts.

In Guatemala, Assistant Secretary Brownfield will meet with government officials including President Jimmy Morales to discuss continuing U.S. support of anti-corruption initiatives. He will also meet with Attorney General Thelma Aldana and Commissioner Ivan Velasquez of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala to discuss anti-corruption efforts and coordination of justice sector reform. Additionally, Assistant Secretary Brownfield will participate in a ceremony to open a model corrections facility which aims to rehabilitate inmates, a crucial objective in the campaign to reduce violence and improve security in Central America.

In Colombia, Assistant Secretary Brownfield will join a U.S. delegation for a bilateral working group on Counternarcotics and will meet with senior government officials to discuss U.S. support of counternarcotics efforts in Colombia.

For more information, please contact INL-PAPD@state.gov or follow INL on Twitter at @StateINL.