Region registers 6.9 percent trade deficit
Central America's trade balance registered a 6.9 percent deficit in the first half of the year, compared to the same period last year, according to a Central American Economic Integration System report.
The combined deficit of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama reached $19.1 billion.
The U.S. continues to be the region's main export destination, with 31 percent of the total, while inter-regional trade came in second with 27.4 percent.
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