Sen. Blackburn Secures Special Envoy for Northern Triangle

March 22, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) secured the creation of a Department State special envoy to address the influx of drug and human trafficking resulting from the Biden administration’s border policies.


“We commend the State Department for creating a Special Envoy position for the Northern Triangle,” said Senator Blackburn. “This is proof that the administration thinks the trafficking of women and children is a crisis even if they won’t admit it is a crisis.”



Ricardo Zúñiga will serve as the Department of State's Special Envoy for the Northern Triangle working directly with the Department of Homeland Security and regional governments, including Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, to address the root cause of mass migration and decrease the flow of cartels and traffickers through our southern border.