BCIE Assembly in Guatemala

The LXII Assembly of BCIE Governors will elect the the entity's new executive president tomorrow in Guatemala.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


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The election will be held after a international public competition, officials from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) reported.

After the death of Harry Brautigam, the BCIE called for the public competition among citizens from the five founding Central American countries (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica).

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