15 June 10 2008 LATIN AMERICA Delegation Meeting Summary
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The International Program Latin America Boliva Dominican Ecuador Guatemala Honduras Mexico Republic Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Peru Venezuela Guests: Latin American Delegation Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton met with the Latin American visitors its headquarters Washington, DC, June 10, 2008, the request the Mississippi Consortium for International Development. The visitors were invited the United States under the auspices the Department States International Visitor Leadership Program. The 21-day program designed provide participants with greater insight into the inner workings democracy and the principles transparency, accountability and ethics and how these principles are defined, monitored and enforced both the public and private sectors. set forth Judicial Watchs Mission Statement, through its educational endeavors, Judicial Watch advocates high standards ethics and morality our nations public life and seeks ensure that political and judicial officials not abuse the powers entrusted them the American people. Judicial Watch fulfills its educational mission through litigation, investigations, and public outreach. The International Program integral part its educational program. Countries seeking strengthen develop democratic institutions often look America The International Program Latin America study its laws and the ingenious balance powers created its Founding Fathers. Since 2001, Judicial Watch has been meeting with representatives developing countries who want learn how they can stop corruption and demand accountability from their judges, government officials and agencies. indicated the country flags, the Latin American visitors hailed from broad swath countries across Central and South America, the Caribbean, and North America (Mexico)and all hold positions influence within their countries. The relationship the United States enjoys with its Latin American neighbors both challenging and rewarding. Their importance the war against terror, the illegal drug trade, and illegal immigration immeasurable. Although there has recently been some degree animosity between the U.S. and some Latin American countries whose leaders have decidedly turned away from democratic principles, many these countries maintain healthy and positive relationship with the U.S.