Upon the conclusion of Mr. Huffine’s humanitarian project development DNA databasing mission in Bosnia, representatives of various NGOs from Argentina, Peru, and Guatemala approached Mr. Huffine to help them secure U.S. Congressional funding.
After a few months of deliberation, the funding was approved. Thanks to in part to Mr. Huffine’s testimony, DNA databasing was able to penetrate markets across Latin America. The ability to identify remains and bring closure to relatives of the victims of civil conflict was a large step forward for these countries.
One of the signatories of the funding was former-President Barak Obama, then a U.S. Senator. One of the NGO’s that received funding was the Equipo Argentino de Antropologia Forense (EAAP); the work that was carried out, thanks to U.S. Congressional funding is the reason behind their nomination for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.