Assistant Secretary Breier visited El Salvador

April 23, 2019
Kimberly Breier, the Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs in the U.S. Department of State, visited El Salvador on April 22 and 23.

Undersecretary Breier arrived in San Salvador  to discuss security, prosperity, and governance in the region and to seek solutions to address the drivers of Salvadoran emigration. During her stay, the high-ranking diplomat met with government representatives, including Minister of Justice and Public Security, Mauricio Ramírez Landaverde; Vice Minister for Salvadorans Bbroad, Liduvina Magarín; Director of the National Civil Police, Howard Cotto, and the Director General of External Migration, Evelyn Marroquín. Her agenda also included discussions focused on the fight against gangs.

Kimberly Breier is the Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Ms. Breier is a policy expert and intelligence professional with more than 20 years of experience in foreign policy, primarily focused on Western Hemisphere affairs. Prior to her appointment as Assistant Secretary, she served as the Western Hemisphere Member of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State. Ms. Breier previously was the founder and Director of the U.S.-Mexico Futures Initiative, and the Deputy Director of the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She was for 5 years Vice President of a consulting firm, leading country risk assessment teams for private clients in Mexico, Argentina, and Chile.