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More than $1 billion pledged for security in Central America

Thursday, June 23, 2011


The World Bank unveiled a $1 billion plan to fund security measures in Central America, amid other hundred-million-dollar pledges from donors.

The money will be used in efforts to cut a wave of drug gang-related violence sweeping the region.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also announced that funding for Washington's regional security partnership effort was being increased to $300 million this year, up from $260 million.

Original source: AFP