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Drought hits Northern Triangle's economy

Friday, August 1, 2014


Extreme weather conditions such as drought and tropical storms are affecting the economy of the Central American area known as the Northern Triangle, which comprises Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Guatemala's agricultural losses reached $3.2 billion over the past 15 years, the country's Environment Minister Michelle Martínez said during the presentation of a program aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Honduras announced it will invest $4.7 million to help some 76,000 familied affected by drought, while El Salvador will invest $15 million to motivate farmers to continue harvesting beans and corn.

Full story (in Spanish)