December 3, 2019: Public Designation, Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption, of Former Guatemalan Minister Alejandro Sinibaldi

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the designation of Alejandro Sinibaldi, former Minister of Communication, Infrastructure, and Housing and presidential candidate, for involvement in significant corruption. Sinibaldi turned himself into authorities in August 2020, according to InSight Crime. The Department of State designates former Guatemalan Minister of Communications, Infrastructure, and Housing Alejandro Sinibaldi due to … Continue reading December 3, 2019: Public Designation, Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption, of Former Guatemalan Minister Alejandro Sinibaldi

October 16, 2019: United States Resumes Targeted U.S. Foreign Assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States will resume foreign assistance funding to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The Trump administration halted foreign aid to the Northern Triangle countries in Central America in order to put leverage on the countries to crack down on immigration to the United States. Today the Department … Continue reading October 16, 2019: United States Resumes Targeted U.S. Foreign Assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

Central America, 1981–1993

The following is article is part of the United States Department of State's "Milestones in the History of U.S. Foreign Relations" series. It is reproduced here under the public domain. Following his electoral victory in November 1980, President Ronald Reagan amplified the concerns expressed by President Carter and Congress about foreign support of Central American leftist guerrilla … Continue reading Central America, 1981–1993

Crisis in the South Atlantic: The Reagan Administration and the Anglo-Argentine War of 1982

The following is article is part of the United States Department of State's "Milestones in the History of U.S. Foreign Relations" series. It is reproduced here under the public domain. Early on the morning of April 2, 1982, Argentine military forces landed on the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas) in the southern Atlantic Ocean. Argentina had … Continue reading Crisis in the South Atlantic: The Reagan Administration and the Anglo-Argentine War of 1982