U.S.A. and World Bank to Help Honduras

Deputy Minister of Security, Armando Calidonio, announced that Honduras is to receive support from the World Bank and the United States to step up security and help combat drug trafficking.

Minister Calidonio made the announcement following meetings held in Washington with the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Janeth Napolitano, Deputy Defense Secretary, Frank Mora, and Julissa Reynoso, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central America and the Caribbean in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, as well as representatives of Human Rights and international financial organizations.

According to the Minister, “the visit was extremely positive.” … “The Bank has been analyzing the situation in Latin America, and the progress that we have a comprehensive security policy. They are willing to start for the first time in history to fund and support security issues, taking into consideration our country.”

After the announcement, Minister Calidonio stated that the World Bank will be visiting Honduras in the coming days to coordinate efforts with the government of Porfirio Lobo Sosa.

He said that the U.S. government recognizes that Honduras has advanced in “every aspect of safety, of not only repression but also in prevention.” And therefore, The United States government plans to help out with the logistics.

It is estimated that the World Bank would be providing credit of at least 65 million dollars for special government programs.

The Deputy Minister of Security said that the proceeds of credit from the international organization will be combined with those collected through the country’s “security fee” which will be used for prevention programs designed to supplement the Security Act.

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