Central American leaders analyze crisis

Since yesterday, the XXXII Conference of the Central America and Caribbean Group being held in Miami will cover the challenges causes by the financial crisis in the region.

Monday, December 1, 2008


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Leaders participating include the presidents of Costa Rica, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and Panama and the Prime Ministers of Belize and Guyana.

According to the executive director of Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA), Anton Edmunds, the somber scene generated by the economic crisis in the US affects key sectors in the Caribbean Basin and Central America.

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