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February/March 2015 Issue

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Fighting Wildlife Crime

Date: 03/31/2015 Description: Elephant wildlife © AP ImageThis month INL showcased its commitment to combating wildlife crime. Senior officials from INL including Assistant Secretary Brownfield and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Luis Arreaga participated in events highlighting INL’s work to combat wildlife trafficking. Learn more. Learn More»

Safe Community Space Inaugurated in Los Chiles, Costa Rica

Date: 03/31/2015 Description: INL Community of Los Chiles Prevention Program - State Dept ImageNear the banks of the Rio Frio and the shore of the lake that leads to Costa Rica’s northern border with Nicaragua, children and families now have a fun, safe new place to play. On February 5, as part of its Safe Community & Prevention Programs, INL Costa Rica, in coordination with the Ministry of Public Security (MSP) and the municipal government of Los Chiles, organized an event to transfer an INL-donated playground to the community of Los Chiles. Learn More»

INL Supporting Criminal Justice “Know Your Rights” Campaign in Morocco

Date: 03/31/2015 Description: INL Supporting Criminal Justice ''Know Your Rights'' Campaign in Morocco. - State Dept ImageFor perhaps the first time in their lives, 500 Moroccan citizens coming in and out of a local court learned about their rights and obligations under the Moroccan criminal justice system. Partnering with INL, the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is working with local organizations to educate Moroccan citizens about the criminal justice system through a public awareness “know your rights” campaign in the Marrakech region. Learn More»

Focus on Gender Issues in Law Enforcement at ILEA San Salvador

Date: 03/31/2015 Description: Training class on gender issues in law enforcement at ILEA. - State Dept Image

To coincide with International Women’s Day, the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in San Salvador scheduled two established courses on gender issues in law enforcement. The ILEA has partnered with the Government of Chile and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) to deliver two very popular courses that highlight the unique role and relationship of women and the criminal justice system. Learn More»

INL Fosters Dialogue Between Local Officials and Community Leaders in Guatemala

Date: 03/31/2015 Description: Ambassador Todd Robinson (center) speaks with Conference attendees. - State Dept Image

As a part of INL’s assistance to the Government of Guatemala, INL established a series of conferences for local Guatemalan officials aimed at creating a dialogue between local government officials and community-based groups. The first Mayor’s Conference occurred in October 2014 in the heart of Guatemala City. One hundred eleven mayors, police chiefs, high ranking police officers and government officials participated in the conference along with representatives from over 23 municipalities. Learn More»

Supervisors’ Course Offered Under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Goes Virtual

Date: 03/31/2015 Description: Supervisors' course Offered under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative goes virtual.
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On March 5, the Eastern Caribbean Regional Security System used INL-provided technology to inaugurate its annual mid-level supervisor’s course as a virtual class. Learn More»