Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras

About the Mission

The Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras works to support the country in combating corruption and impunity from an integral vision. Not only we work investigating cases involving relevant networks of public and private corruption, but our effort is focused on reforming and strengthening institutions that would prevent this scourge that is undermining the credibility of the authorities and the political system.

We are the first mission in the history of the OAS working in order to support the fight against corruption in a Member State. Our aim is to actively collaborate with the country's institutions and civil society to dismantle the scaffolding that promotes corruption and impunity, and strengthening the mechanisms for judicial investigation, control of public resources and control of power.

The MACCIH acts with full autonomy and independence: only governed by the agreement between the OAS with the Government of Honduras, signed on January 19, 2016 and, within that framework, by the instructions of the Secretary General. The MACCIH began operations in Honduras on April 19, 2016.

Objectives

  1. 1. To contribute to the fulfillment by the Honduran State of the international commitments it acquired through the Inter-American Convention against Corruption and the MESICIC, the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, and the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC);

  2. 2. To support, strengthen, and collaborate actively with the institutions of the Honduras State charged with preventing, investigating, and punishing acts of corruption;

  3. 3. To help improve coordination between the different State institutions working in this area;

  4. 4. To propose reforms of the Honduran justice system to the Government, including legislation on strengthening the fight against corruption in and from the private sector; and

  5. 5. To help strengthen the accountability mechanisms with which the State’s justice agencies report to Honduran society, and the mechanisms with which civil society observes and monitors the justice system.

Thematic Areas

The MACCIH develops its efforts through 4 large workspaces:

  • 1. Prevention and Fighting against Corruption

  • 2. Reform of Criminal Justice

  • 3. Political-Electoral Reform

  • 4. Public Security

Officers

Main Officers of the MACCIH in Honduras

Luiz Antonio Marrey
Luiz Antonio Marrey
Special Representative of the Secretary General/Spokesperson of the MACCIH

Born in São Paulo, on September 8th 1955, son of Judge Adriano Marrey and Mrs Maria Cecilia Guimarães Marrey.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Law from the University of São Paulo, class of 1978.

He joined the Public Prosecutor's Office of the State of São Paulo in 1980 and is currently a senior member of the Special Branch of the College of Public Prosecutors and works in the criminal area before the Court of Justice of the State of São Paulo. Read more »

Luiz Antonio Marrey Luiz Antonio Marrey, born in São Paulo, on September 8th 1955, son of Judge Adriano Marrey and Mrs Maria Cecilia Guimarães Marrey.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Law from the University of São Paulo, class of 1978.

He joined the Public Prosecutor's Office of the State of São Paulo in 1980 and is currently a senior member of the Special Branch of the College of Public Prosecutors and works in the criminal area before the Court of Justice of the State of São Paulo.

He was General-Director of Legislative Affairs of the Ministry of Justice -1986/1987.

He was Chief of Staff of the Minister of State for Justice -1987/1988 (during Minister Paulo Brossard’s management).

He was Attorney General of Justice of the Public Prosecution Service of the State of São Paulo for three terms (1996/1998, 1998/2000 and 2002/2004), an institution composed of 1600 public prosecutors at that time.

He was Secretary of Legal Affairs of the Municipality of São Paulo (2005/2006).

He was Secretary of State for Justice and Defense of Citizenship of the Government of the State of São Paulo (2007/2010).

He was Secretary of the Civil House of the Government of São Paulo (April / December 2010).

He was a member of the Superior Council of the Public Prosecution Service (1994/1995).

He was President of the National Council of Attorneys General of Justice (1997).

He was a member of the National Council of Criminal and Penitentiary Policy (1989).

He was Professor of Criminal Law at Unip-Universidade Paulista (since 1992).

Guest speaker at:

- "Independence of Justice and Combating Corruption" (Lecce-Italy- 1996- XIII International Congress on Social Defense - event co-sponsored by the UN Criminal Justice Division).

- "External Control of Police Activity" (Lisbon - 1998- at the invitation of the Government of Portugal).

- Restriction of Tobacco Law in the State of São Paulo (New York - Bloomberg Foundation-2011; Nanjing, China-2011; and Washington, D.C. - Tobacco Free Kids-2013).

-As Secretary of Legal Affairs participated in an IADB seminar on prevention and fight against Corruption- Washington -D.C. - March 1995.



Ana María Calderón Boy
Coordinator of the Division for Preventing and Combating Corruption

A Peruvian lawyer, she has worked in the Office of the Attorney General of Peru for 32 years. She was a criminal prosecutor, an anti-drug prosecutor (during which she dismantled international drug trafficking organizations), anti-corruption prosecutor (she participated in oral trials against high-level public officials, military, and magistrates), and prosecutor of the International Judicial Cooperation and Extradition Unit of the Office of the Attorney General. In recent years, until July of 2017, she was senior prosecutor and Chief of the Office of Internal Control of the Office of the Attorney General, in charge of investigating judges and prosecutors for crimes of function and investigating and sanctioning prosecutors for disciplinary offenses. Read more »

Ana María Calderón Boy Ana María Calderón Boy
Coordinator of the Division for Preventing and Combating Corruption


A Peruvian lawyer, she has worked in the Office of the Attorney General of Peru for 32 years. She was a criminal prosecutor, an anti-drug prosecutor (during which she dismantled international drug trafficking organizations), anti-corruption prosecutor (she participated in oral trials against high-level public officials, military, and magistrates), and prosecutor of the International Judicial Cooperation and Extradition Unit of the Office of the Attorney General. In recent years, until July of 2017, she was senior prosecutor and Chief of the Office of Internal Control of the Office of the Attorney General, in charge of investigating judges and prosecutors for crimes of function and investigating and sanctioning prosecutors for disciplinary offenses.

PhD candidate in Law and Political Science from the National University of San Marcos and has a Magister degree in Constitutional Law. Additionally, she possesses a Postgraduate Specialization in “Constitutional Guarantees of Investigation and Proof in Criminal Proceedings” from the University of Castilla-La Mancha-Toledo, Kingdom of Spain and the Laureate Certificate in Higher Education, awarded by Laureate International Universities. She has attended numerous professional training courses and was a speaker at various academic events.

Her career as a university professor includes the exercise of the Judicial Academy of Peru, preparing aspiring lawyers to become judges and prosecutors since 2008; in the School of the Public Ministry and in the Private University of the North. She received several awards in her country for her professional performance and human quality.

She joined the MACCIH-OAS in August of 2017 as an International Prosecutor, assuming the direction of the Active Collaboration Unit. She played an outstanding role in the implementation and strengthening of the Special Prosecution Unit to Fight Corruption-Related Impunity (UFECIC). In February of 2018 she was appointed as Interim Spokesperson for the Mission, taking charge of the transition stage until the new Spokesperson was appointed. She currently serves as Alternate General Coordinator and Coordinator of the Division for Preventing and Combating Corruption and Impunity of the MACCIH-OAS.

Ana María Calderón Boy
Virginia Contreras
Virginia Contreras
Coordinator of the Division of Public Security

Born in Venezuela. Lawyer, Master in security and defense. She has extensive experience in the fields of security, penitentiary affairs and in the criminal area. In addition, she has studies in forensic psychiatry, criminalistics, counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency, and civil-military relations, among others. Read more (Spanish only) »

Virginia Contreras Virginia Contreras
Asesor Especial contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad


Virginia Contreras es abogada, magister en seguridad y defensa, nacida en Venezuela. Posee una extensa experiencia en el tema de seguridad, asuntos penitenciarios y en el área penal, con estudios en psiquiatría forense, criminalística, contra-terrorismo y contra-insurgencia, y relaciones civil-militares, entre otros.

Se ha desempeñado como Directora de Prisiones y como Juez Penal y de Salvaguarda del Patrimonio Público, así como Juez relatora en la Corte Primera en lo Contencioso Administrativo en Venezuela. De igual forma ha actuado como abogada en relevantes causas penales en su país, y como académica en las áreas de Criminología y Derecho Penal en la Universidad Central de Venezuela. Fue embajadora de su país ante la Organización de los Estados Americanos.

Ha participado en innumerables foros y conferencias, y ha sido profesora invitada en distintas universidades e instituciones en el continente y en otras partes del mundo sobre seguridad, gobernanza, democracia y Derechos Humanos, temas sobre los que ha publicado numerosos artículos. En los últimos años trabajó en el Centro de Estudios Hemisféricos de Defensa, de la Universidad de Defensa Nacional del Departamento de Defensa de Estados Unidos, en Washington, DC. Es consultora y analista internacional en temas vinculados a la seguridad y defensa, democracia, justicia penal y Derechos Humanos.

Maria Fernanda Trigo
Project Coordinator of the MACCIH

A Bolivian national. She currently serves as Director of the OAS Department for Effective Public Management where she has set as its mission to strengthen public institutions in the Americas so they are more transparent, effective and have mechanisms for citizen participation. Previously, Ms. Trigo performed the functions of Deputy Director of the Department of Democratic Sustainability and Special Missions in the Political Affairs Secretariat where she led the development and implementation of a system for political analysis for the OAS General Secretariat. Read more »

Maria Fernanda Trigo
Project Coordinator of the MACCIH


A Bolivian national. She currently serves as Director of the OAS Department for Effective Public Management where she has set as its mission to strengthen public institutions in the Americas so they are more transparent, effective and have mechanisms for citizen participation. Previously, Ms. Trigo performed the functions of Deputy Director of the Department of Democratic Sustainability and Special Missions in the Political Affairs Secretariat where she led the development and implementation of a system for political analysis for the OAS General Secretariat. Ms. Trigo has worked at the OAS since January 1999. She began her career at the OAS as part of the initial team of the Summit of the Americas Secretariat, supporting the preparation and negotiation process of the Declarations and Action Plans for the Quebec (2001), Monterrey (2004) and Mar del Plata (2006) Summits of the Americas.

Ms. Trigo previously worked at the Permanent Mission of Bolivia to the OAS as alternate representative with the responsibility of supporting the organization and negotiation of documents for the Summit on Sustainable Development held in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, in 1996.

Ms. Trigo has a Masters in International Relations from Georgetown University, Washington D.C., and a BA in Mathematics from St. Mary's College in South Bend, Indiana.

Maria Fernanda Trigo
Katalina Montaña
Katalina Montaña
Liaison Officer of MACCIH at OAS Headquarters
Chief of Mediation and Dialogue

Employment Opportunities

  • National Legal Expert of the Reforms Unit

    Terms and Conditions | Annex I | Annex II

  • Jr. National Lawyer of the Reforms Unit

    Terms and Conditions | Annex I | Annex II

  • Chief of the Criminal Justice System Observatory P04 (Selection process completed)

  • Mission's Chief of Security - P04 (Selection process completed)

  • Administrative Officer - P03 (Selection process completed)

  • International Judge - P05 (Selection process completed)

  • Analista Informático Forense Internacional - P3 (Selection process completed)

  • Analista Internacional - P03 - 3 positions (Selection process completed)

  • Investigador Financiero Internacional - P03 - 3 Positions (Selection process completed)

  • Investigador Legal Internacional - P05 - 2 positions (Selection process completed)

  • Investigador Policial Internacional - P03 - 2 positions (Selection process completed)

  • International Judge (Selection process completed)

  • Investigador Policial Internacional (Selection process completed)

  • International Legal Investigator (Selection process completed)

  • Oficial de Operaciones del Centro de Control y Comunicaciones (Selection process completed)

  • Oficial de Seguridad e Inteligencia (Selection process completed)

  • Coordinador de Seguridad Móvil (Selection process completed)

  • Coordinador de Seguridad a Altos Funcionarios (Selection process completed)

  • Abogado Jr. del Observatorio de Justicia (Selection process completed)

    Terms and Conditions | ANEXO I | ANEXO II

  • Sociólogo del Observatorio de Justicia (Selection process completed)

    Terms and Conditions | ANEXO I | ANEXO II

  • Recruitment of Lawyers (Selection process completed)

    Terms and Conditions (in Spanish) | ANNEX I (in Spanish) | ANNEX II (in Spanish) | Evaluation Results - Curricular Phase (in Spanish)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does the MACCIH begun?

  • What is the strategic approach of MACCIH?

  • Can the MACCIH work on investigations on specific cases?

  • Who will select the chases where the MACCIH will be involved?