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World Bank backs crime fight in Central America

Friday, May 27, 2011


The World Bank promised to help the countries of Central America in programs to reduce the impact of organized crime and drug trafficking.

The bank’s managing director, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, met in Panama with President Ricardo Martinelli.

The World Bank chief said that 8 percent of the region’s gross domestic product “is affected by organized crime and drugs.” And she added: “The World Bank is going to provide help at a regional level for programs that aim to improve this situation.”

Original source (in Spanish): Associated Press