Dozens of Central American officials added to U.S. corruption blacklist

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By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. State Department on Wednesday added dozens of current and former officials, lawmakers, judges and business people from Central America to a list that names those the U.S. government considers “corrupt and undemocratic” actors in the region. The so-called Engel List, created under a law sponsored by then-U.S. Representative Eliot Engel, includes individuals from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua that Washington accuses of wrongdoing. Among the 60 people named were Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele’s press secretary and his legal adv…

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