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OAS Anticorruption Forces Focus on Honduras

LADB Article ID: 79989
Category/Department: Honduras
Date: 2016-05-26
By: George Rodríguez

The anticorruption forces of the Organization of American States (OAS) are zeroing in on Honduras, a country with a lengthy and negative record in this field. As the newly created Support Mission against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (Misión de Apoyo contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad en Honduras, MACCIH) was gearing up to start its four-year job in Tegucigalpa, the nation’s capital, the Mechanism for Follow-up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (Mecanismo de Seguimiento de la Implementación de la Convención Interamericana contra la Corrupción, MESICIC) was starting a four-day visit. MESICIC, a continental inter-governmental body that includes civil society participation, was set up in 2002 to aid OAS member states in implementing the convention, which dates back to 1996. Honduras has been a party to the anti-corruption convention since June 1998.

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