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Within the framework of the  against terrorism and its financing, held on May 7, 8 and 9, in Asuncion, and organized by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), the Criminal Matters Network of the REMJA (Meetings of Ministers of Justice or Other Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas), was presented as a useful and effective tool developed within the framework of the OAS to strengthen and make international cooperation more efficient and effective. 

The presentation, which was made by Doctor Juan Emilio Oviedo, Prosecutor in International Matters in the Office of the Attorney General of Paraguay – the institution that serves as the Chair of the REMJA Working Group on Legal Cooperation in Criminal Matters, referred to the developments that have taken place within the framework of the REMJA, as well as the nature, scope and benefits offered by each of the components of this hemispheric tool, principally though its secure information exchange system. 

This national meeting, which was supported by the Ministry of External Relations and the Office of the Attorney General of Paraguay, in collaboration with the Executive Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee, the UNODC, GAFISUD, and CICAD, was attended by prosecutors, criminal justice officials, judges, and police and financial intelligence personnel, with the objective of strengthening Paraguay’s capacities in the fight against terrorism financing the international cooperation. 

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