Last Thursday and Friday, the United States and Mexico co-hosted top officials from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and other countries for the "Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America." As the name suggests, the gathering aimed to spur a wide-ranging conversation for improving the region’s economic conditions, tackling gangs and organized crime, and slowing U.S.-bound migration.
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This week, El Salvador became the 124th member of the International Criminal Court (ICC). As it joined the court, the Salvadoran government also became the 28th country to ratify the Rome Statute amendments regarding the crime of aggression. With two additional ratifications, the world will clear the first important hurdle on the path to the international criminalization of aggression.