On March 9, 2016, USCRI hosted four former Central American presidents who were visiting Washington, D.C. as part of a Latin American Presidential Mission marking the 30th anniversary of the Esquipulas Accords. These Accords had ended decades of conflict in the region. At the luncheon, USCRI presented information about our work and history and commended the presidents for their dedication and interest in peace.
Earlier in the day, USCRI participated in a town hall meeting with these same Central American presidents, speaking about the rights of Central American migrants in Mexico and the U.S. at an event sponsored by the Global Peace Foundation.
While in DC the former presidents collectively proposed a new Esquipulas process to address the regional challenges of poverty, impunity and corruption which only forces more Central Americans to flee their countries.