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Press Releases 2011

Supporting Honduras “As Good Friends”

March 28, 2011
Discussing human rights and security with Honduran government officials, civil society representatives, politicians, and business people

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Julissa Reynoso met with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo at Casa Presidencial on March 24, 2011.

Tegucigalpa - Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Julissa Reynoso discussed human rights and security with Honduran government officials, civil society representatives, politicians, and businesspeople in a March 24-26 visit. Reynoso also toured a USAID-funded HIV/AIDS prevention project in La Ceiba.

"We are conscious of the fact that we're here to support [Honduras] as good friends," Reynoso told reporters in a March 25 press conference at the U.S. Embassy.

Reynoso became Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central America and the Caribbean in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the Department of State on November 16, 2009. She is an attorney by trade and, prior to joining the U.S. State Department, practiced law at the international law firm of Simpson Thacher Bartlett LLP in New York, focusing on international arbitration and antitrust law. She was also a fellow at New York University School of Law and Columbia Law School.

She has published widely in both Spanish and English on a range of issues including regulatory reform, community organizing, housing reform, immigration policy, and Latin American politics for both popular press and academic journals.