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Central America not counting on aid from Obama

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Central American leaders are happy to host U.S. President Barack Obama in Costa Rica in early May, but they’re not holding their breath for more financial aid from his government, Costa Rican Foreign Minister Enrique Castillo told the daily La Nación.

“Times have changed. I don’t expect we’ll see a sudden influx of financial aid from the United States in this region,” he said, noting that the U.S. is focused on controlling its own public spending back home.

Obama’s May 3-4 visit, when he will meet with seven Central American and Caribbean heads of state, will focus instead on strengthening political ties in Latin America, Castillo said.

Source: Tico Times