This hearing will provide Members the opportunity to assess the importance of US foreign assistance to the Northern Triangle countries of Central America – Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Specifically, it will allow Members to examine the impact of recent foreign assistance cuts and ensure that future assistance is effective and efficient in addressing the region’s challenges and meeting U.S. objectives.


The Honorable Stephen McFarland
(Former U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala)

Mr. Juan González
Associate Vice President
The Cohen Group
(Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs)

Mr. Rick Jones
Senior Technical Advisor for Latin America
Catholic Relief Services

Mr. Matthew Rooney
Managing Director
Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative
The George W. Bush Institute