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Guatemalan president urges budget increase to ease impact of heavy rains

Friday, September 3, 2010


The budget increase requested by the Guatemalan administration is urgently needed to deal with the effects of the worst rainy season in the past 60 years in Guatemala, President Alvaro Colon affirmed.
 
The president asked for $164 million for national reconstruction after the passing of Tropical Storm Agatha in late May and the current conditions.
 
The purpose of the budget increase is to authorize the addition of funds from loans and donations.
 
Original source: Inside Costa Rica