On Wednesday August 8, 2018, U.S. Senior Advisor for Central America Ambassador Todd Robinson met with Prime Minister Rt. Honorable Dean Barrow and Foreign Minister Honorable Wilfred Elrington to discuss common concerns over the breakdown of law and order in Nicaragua and other regional security issues. Ambassador Robinson’s stop in Belize was the first in his regional trip to coordinate joint efforts to support the OAS working group to promote a peaceful and democratic outcome to the ongoing crisis in Nicaragua as agreed upon in an OAS resolution adopted on August 2, 2018. Ambassador Robinson will also visit El Salvador and Costa Rica. In a press release issued from the US Embassy today, it says that the United States is committed to supporting the Nicaraguan people in their rightful demand for democratic reform and to hold the Ortega government and Ortega-controlled armed groups accountable for continued human rights violations and abuses. It also says that the US is looking forward to engaging with Belize to help advance the Working Group’s efforts as it endeavors to support the role of the OAS in promoting democratic reform and monitoring the state of human rights through the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.