Press Releases 2011
Supporting Honduras “As Good Friends”
March 28, 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.