Lista Engel 2021, de EEUU encabezada por Walter René Araujo Morales

Lista Engel 2021, de EEUU encabezada por Walter René Araujo Morales

Hace unos instantes la lista mas esperada por los salvadoreños a llegado con el nombre de los políticos mas corruptos según estados unidos, en la que se encuentran distintos ministros del actual gobierno del presidente Bukele.

 

 

Report to Congress on
Foreign Persons who have Knowingly Engaged in Actions that Undermine
Democratic Processes or Institutions, Significant Corruption,
or Obstruction of Investigations into Such Corruption in
El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras
Section 353(b) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related
Programs Appropriations Act, 2021 (Div. FF, P.L. 116-260)
Consistent with Section 353(b) of the United States – Northern Triangle Enhanced

Engagement Act (Div. FF, P.L. 116-260), this report is being submitted to the
House Foreign Affairs Committee, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, House
Committee on the Judiciary, and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Consistent with the requirements of Section 353(b), this report identifies the
following persons in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras: (1) foreign persons
determined to have knowingly engaged in actions that undermine democratic
processes or institutions; (2) foreign persons determined to have knowingly
engaged in significant corruption; and (3) foreign persons determined to have
knowingly engaged in obstruction of investigations into such acts of corruption,
including the following: corruption related to government contracts; bribery and
extortion; the facilitation or transfer of the proceeds of corruption, including
through money laundering; and acts of violence, harassment, or intimidation
directed at governmental and nongovernmental corruption investigators.
Consistent with the requirements of Section 353, foreign persons listed in this
report are generally ineligible for visas and admission to the United States.
Foreign persons listed in this report shall have their visas revoked immediately and
any other valid visa or entry documentation will be cancelled, absent an exception
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or national security interest waiver.1 Consistent with Section 353(g), this report
will be published in the Federal Register.
The report includes individuals for whom the Department is aware of credible
information or allegations of the conduct at issue, from media reporting and other
sources. The Department will continue to review the individuals listed in the
report and consider all available tools to deter and disrupt corrupt, undemocratic
activity in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The Department also continues
to actively review additional credible information and allegations concerning
corruption and to utilize all applicable authorities, as appropriate, to ensure corrupt
officials are denied safe haven in the United States.
El Salvador.


Walter René Araujo Morales
, former member and president of the Supreme

Electoral Tribunal, undermined democratic processes or institutions by calling for
insurrection against the Legislative Assembly and repeatedly threatening political
candidates.


Pablo Salvador Anliker Infante, former Minister of Agriculture, engaged in
significant corruption by misappropriating public funds for his personal benefit.


Conan Tonathiu Castro Ramírez, current Legal Advisor to the President,
undermined democratic processes or institutions by assisting in the inappropriate
removal of five Supreme Court Magistrates and the Attorney General.


Óscar Rolando Castro, Minister of Labor, obstructed investigations into
corruption and undermined democratic processes or institutions in efforts to
damage his political opponents.
Osiris Luna Meza, Vice Minister of Security and Director of Prisons, has engaged
in significant corruption related to government contracts and bribery during his
term in office.
1 The Department notes that there appears to be a drafting error in section 353(d)(2), the exception to comply with
international obligations. The Department intends to apply the exception with respect to subparagraphs (A) and (B)
of section 353(d)(1), not “subparagraphs (B) and (C),” including because subparagraph (C) does not exist in the
legislation as enacted.
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José Luis Merino, former Vice Minister for Foreign Investment and Development
Financing, engaged in significant corruption during his term in office through
bribery. He also participated in a money laundering scheme.


Ezequiel Milla Guerra, former mayor of La Union, engaged in significant
corruption by abusing his authority as mayor in the sale of Perico Island to agents
of the People’s Republic of China in exchange for personal benefit.


José Aquiles Enrique Rais López engaged in significant corruption and
undermined democratic processes or institutions by bribing public officials.


Martha Carolina Recinos de Bernal, current Chief of Cabinet, engaged in
significant corruption by misusing public funds for personal benefit. She also
participated in a significant money laundering scheme.


Carlos Armando Reyes Ramos, current member of the Legislative Assembly,
obstructed investigations into corruption by inappropriately influencing the
Supreme Court Magistrate selection process.


Othon Sigfrido Reyes Morales, former legislator from the FMLN party of El
Salvador, engaged in significant corruption during his term in office through fraud
and misuse of public funds.


Rogelio Eduardo Rivas Polanco, former Minister of Security and Justice,
engaged in significant corruption by misappropriating public funds for personal
benefit.


Adolfo Salume Artinano, engaged in significant corruption and undermined
democratic processes and institutions by bribing a Supreme Court Magistrate to
avoid paying a fine.


Luis Guillermo Wellman Carpio, current Magistrate of Supreme Electoral
Tribunal, undermined democratic processes or institutions by causing serious and
unnecessary delays in election preparations and results tabulation for his personal
benefit and allowing Chinese malign influence during the Salvadoran elections.
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Guatemala
Gustavo Adolfo Alejos Cambara
, former Guatemalan Presidential Chief of Staff,

engaged in significant corruption by facilitating payments to congressional
representatives and judges on Guatemala’s Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) in order
to inappropriately influence the judicial selection process for magistrates to the
CSJ and Court of Appeals and secure his future release from prison and the
dismissal of corruption charges. He is designated under the Global Magnitsky
sanctions program and Section 7031(c) for involvement in significant corruption.


Felipe Alejos Lorenzana, former first secretary of the Guatemalan Congress, has
engaged in significant corruption. While acting in his official capacity, Mr. Alejos
was involved in corrupt acts to enrich himself, while also seriously harming U.S.
businesses’ international economic activity. He is designated under the Global
Magnitsky sanctions program and Section 7031(c) for involvement in significant
corruption.


Delia Bac Alvarado, former congressional representative, engaged in significant
corruption through her misuse of public funds for personal benefit. She is
designated under Section 7031(c) for involvement in significant corruption.


Florencio Carrascoza Gamez, current mayor of Joyabaj, undermined democratic
processes or institutions by intimidating and unjustly imprisoning political
opponents.


Alvaro Colom Caballeros, former president, engaged in significant corruption
when he participated in fraud and embezzlement involving a new bus system in
Guatemala City known as Transurbano.


Manuel Duarte Barrera, currently on the Supreme Court, has undermined
democratic processes or institutions by abusing his authority to inappropriately
influence and manipulate the appointment of judges to high court positions.
Boris Roberto Espana Caceres, current congressional representative in the
Guatemalan Congress, engaged in significant corruption when he participated in
influence peddling and bribery.


Mario Amilcar Estrada Orellana, former congressional representative, engaged
in significant corruption and was sentenced by U.S. courts for seeking millions
from Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel to finance political campaigns.
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Raul Amilcar Falla Ovalle, a lawyer for the NGO Fundacion Contra el
Terrorismo (Foundation Against Terrorism – FCT), attempted to delay or obstruct
criminal proceedings against former military officials who had committed acts of
violence, harassment, or intimidation against governmental and nongovernmental
corruption investigators.


Moises Eduardo Galindo Ruiz, an attorney with the NGO FCT, attempted to
delay or obstruct criminal proceedings against former military officials who had
committed acts of violence, harassment, or intimidation against governmental and
nongovernmental corruption investigators, as well as the work of the Special
Prosecutor’s Office Against Impunity (FECI).


Juan Carlos Godinez Rodriguez, lawyer and former member of a congressional
commission in charge of selecting Supreme Court magistrates, undermined
democratic processes or institutions by abusing his authority to inappropriately
influence and manipulate the appointment of judges to high court positions.


Gustavo Adolfo Herrera Castillo, political operative and businessman,
undermined democratic processes or institutions by abusing his authority to
inappropriately influence and manipulate the appointment of judges to high court
positions.


Ricardo Rafael Mendez Ruiz Valdez, the founder and legal representative of the
NGO FCT, attempted to delay or obstruct criminal proceedings against former
military officials who had committed acts of violence, harassment, or intimidation
against governmental and nongovernmental corruption investigators.


Mynor Mauricio Moto Morataya, selected in January 2021 to fill a vacant seat
on the country’s Constitutional Court, undermined processes or institutions and
engaged in significant corruption when he obstructed justice and received bribes in
return for a favorable legal decision.


Alejandro Jorge Sinbaldi Aparicio, former Minister of Communications,
Infrastructure, and Housing, engaged in significant corruption when he participated
in bribery and illegal electoral financing, and the laundering of the proceeds of
corruption for personal gain. He is designated under Section 7031(c) for
involvement in significant corruption.
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Guillermo Estuardo de Jesus Sosa Rodriguez, former Vice Minister of
Communications, engaged in significant corruption when he participated in bribery
schemes, including involvement in a criminal structure that pressured, collected,
and deposited bribes from state contractors in exchange for personal benefits.


Blanca Aida Stalling Davila, former Supreme Court Justice, engaged in
significant corruption by participating in bribery schemes and inappropriately
influencing the judicial branch. She is designated under Section 7031(c) for
involvement in significant corruption.


Elder de Jesús Súchite Vargas, former Minister of Culture, engaged in significant
corruption related to government contracts and influence peddling for personal
gain.


Jorge Estuardo Vargas Morales, current congressional representative, engaged
in significant corruption and undermined democratic processes or institutions when
he engaged in bribery, coercion, and influence peddling.


Nester Mauricio Vasquez Pimentel, currently on the Supreme Court, has
undermined democratic processes or institutions by abusing his authority to
inappropriately influence and manipulate the appointment of judges to high court
positions.


Honduras
Gustavo Alberto Perez
, current congressional representative, has engaged in

significant corruption. He was indicted in the Arca Abierta MACCIH-investigated
corruption case for embezzling $800,000 from various government agencies.


Marco Antonio Bogran Corrales, former director of INVEST-H, engaged in
significant corruption by misappropriating public funds during the COVID-19
pandemic.


Rosa Elena Bonilla de Lobo, former first lady, engaged in significant corruption
through fraud and misappropriation of public funds.


Augusto Domingo Cruz Asensio, former member of congress, engaged in
significant corruption by misappropriating funds from the public Generacion
employment program to personal accounts.

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Jose Celin Discua Elvir, current congressional representative, engaged in
significant corruption when he misappropriated funds from the Secretariat of
Agriculture to political campaigns.


Rodolfo Irias Navas, current congressional representative, engaged in significant
corruption when he misappropriated funds from the Secretariat of Agriculture to
political campaigns.


Eleazar Alexander Juarez Sarabia, former member of congress, engaged in
significant corruption by misappropriating funds from a public pest control
program in his home department of Valle to his personal accounts.


Jose Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo Sosa, former president of Honduras, engaged in
significant corruption while president when he accepted bribes from the narcotrafficking organization Los Cachiros in exchange for political favors.


Gladys Aurora Lopez, member of the Honduran National Congress Executive
Board, engaged in significant corruption. He was indicted in the
Arca Abierta MACCIH-investigated corruption case for embezzling $800,000
from various government agencies.


Miguel Edgardo Martinez Pineda, current congressional representative engaged
in significant corruption. He was indicted in the Pandora MACCIH corruption
case in June 2018 for misappropriating $12.5 million in public funds from the
Secretariat of Agriculture to political campaigns for personal gain.


Sara Ismela Medina Galo, member of congress, obstructed investigations into
corruption in her role as Secretary of Congress.


Oscar Najera, current congressional representative, engaged in significant
corruption related to the Cachiros narcotrafficking organization. He was
designated under Section 7031(c) for involvement in significant corruption.


Hector Enrique Padilla Hernandez, former member of congress, engaged in
significant corruption by misappropriating funds from the publicly funded
Limpieza de Solares y Calles development project in his home department of
Choluteca to his personal accounts.


Milton Jesus Puerto Oseguera, current congressional representative, engaged in
significant corruption. He was indicted in the Arca Abierta MACCIH-investigated
corruption case for embezzling $800,000 from various government agencies.
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Audelia Rodriguez Rodrigo, current member of congress, engaged in significant
corruption by misappropriating funds from the publicly funded Limpieza de
Solares y Calles development project to her personal accounts.
Dennys Antonio Sanchez Fernandez, current member of congress, engaged in
significant corruption by misappropriating funds from a public pest control
program in his home department of Santa Barbara to his personal accounts.


Elvin Ernesto Santo Ordonez, current congressional representative, engaged in
significant corruption when he misappropriated funds from the Secretariat of
Agriculture to political campaigns.


Juan Carlos Valenzuela Molina, current congressional representative. He was
indicted in the Arca Abierta MACCIH-investigated corruption case for embezzling
$800,000 from various government agencies.


Elden Vasquez, current congressional representative, engaged in significant
corruption through the misappropriation of $12.5 million from the Secretariat of
Agriculture to political campaigns for his personal gain. He was indicted in the
Pandora MACCIH-investigated corruption case in June 2018.


Welsy Milena Vásquez López, actual representante del Congreso, participó en actos de
corrupción importantes, incluida la malversación y malversación de
fondos públicos para beneficio personal. Fue acusado en el caso de corrupción investigado por Arca Abierta MACCIH por malversación de $ 800,000 de varias
agencias gubernamentales .


Román Villeda Aguilar, diputado, obstruyó las investigaciones por
corrupción, lo que derivó en el sobreseimiento de un caso de malversación contra
varios congresistas que estaban bajo investigación por redireccionar dinero a un