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Remittances to Guatemala grow 9 percent

Friday, July 11, 2014

Remittances to Guatemala grew 9 percent in the first six months of the year, compared with the same period last year, the Bank of Guatemala said.

During that period, the country received $2.7 billion in remittances.

The growth comes despite a rise in the number of deportees from the United States, where some 2 million Guatemalans live, of which the government estimates 60 percent are living as illegal immigrants.

Source (in Spanish): Efe