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Storm lashes Central America sugar and coffee

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Central America was struggling to recover from this weekend's Tropical.

Storm Matthew, the latest storm to hit the region, leaving sugar crops flooded and roads key to coffee areas ruined.

Some cane fields in Central America were already flooded when Matthew hit. Additional heavy rains forced Honduras to cut its estimate for sugar output in the 2010/11 season for the second time this year.

El Salvador and Nicaragua said their sugar crops were not affected but Guatemala, the region's biggest exporter, said it was still evaluating the scope of damages.

Original source: Reuters