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Investigators and prosecutors from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic, met in Guatemala City, to take part in a workshop held on March 27, 28 and 29, 2012, in order to receive training in new techniques mainly in new investigation techniques based on computer forensics, as well as technical and legal aspects related to the collection and maintenance of electronic evidence.

This event, organized jointly by the United States Department of Justice, the Government of the Republic of Guatemala and the OAS General Secretariat, through the Department of Legal Cooperation of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs, was carried out in compliance with one of the recommendations adopted at the Seventh Meeting of the Working Group on Cybercrime of the REMJA process (Meetings of Ministers of Justice or Other Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas), which was held at OAS headquarters in February, 2012.

The event in Guatemala is the 18th such regional event that has been carried out in recent years, and forms part of a larger cooperative program sponsored by the U.S. Government, through its Department of Justice and the OAS General Secretariat, to strengthen the capacity of states to develop legislation and procedural measures related to cybercrime and electronic evidence.

For more information on these workshops and actions of the REMJA and its Working Group to support the fight against cybercrime visit the Inter-American Cooperation Portal on Cyber-Crime.


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