The Subsecretary of State from U.S.A. announced that his country would collaborate with the region to minimize the effect of the crisis.
Thomas A. Shannon, Subecretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, said in Honduras yesterday that "in the face of the financial crisis, the United States will focus on ensuring that these nations have access to the credit needed to overcome the crisis and protect their social programs."
Due to the European crisis, during the first five months of the year Guatemalan exports to the old continent have dropped by about $28 million, which is 8.1%.
During the first five months of 2012 total sales to European countries summed $316.9 million, 8.1% lower than the $344.9 million for the same period in 2011, according to statistics from the Bank of Guatemala (Banguat).
The US Vice President promised to listen to the problems of Central America, but nothing more
Inaugurating a new era in US relations with the region, Vice President Joseph Biden showed the willingness of the new US administration to listen to Central American governments, but he made it clear that the priority is to restore the economy of the country to the north, insisting that this is the best way to help the economy of these countries.
The financial crisis affecting Europe has resulted in low prices for melons and watermelons.
So says Alexis Bravo, president of the Nontraditional Agribusiness Group in Panama (Grantap), at the end of the XX International Congress of Producers and Exporters of Melons and Watermelons, held in Panama.
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