Excerpt from USAID:
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) administered the oath of office to William Brands as its Mission Director for Honduras. USAID Acting Deputy Administrator James R. Kunder, presided at the event.
As Mission Director for Honduras, Brands will lead USAID’s programs that improve the quality of basic education and health, increase economic growth, promote democracy and good governance, and provide environmental and disaster assistance. Honduras will be a partner in President Bush’s Merida Initiative to confront criminal organizations whose actions plague the region and spill over into the United States.