Guatemala fights fraud with new real-estate police

Guatemala has opened a special office to fight fraud in the registration of real-estate titles.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The new Directorate of Registry Security will be supported by law enforcement and judicial agencies.

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$33 million for Land Titling in Honduras

July 2011

The World Bank has approved an interest free loan to expand access to formal land titling, cadastre surveyance and property registration.

A statement from World Bank (WB) reads:

This service is part of an improved integrated and decentralized land administration system .

$22 Million for Land Registry System

June 2009

BID will finance a loan of $22 million for the implementation of a physical land registry system to cover protected areas in Guatemala.

Guatemala will strengthen its national network of protected areas by improving its land registry system through a loan of $22 million USD from the Inter-American Bank of Development (BID).

11.3 million euros contract for property registry

February 2009

El Salvador gave the control to modernize the property registry to Indra, a Spanish company.

Elsalvador.com reports on its website: "The contract was granted to the temporary union of companies made up of Indra - with 94% of the shares - and the rest by MAP-LINE, a Spanish company that specializes in digital surveying services."

Digital Property Maps

February 2012

The Costa Rican National Registry has started using a modern cadastral map for certifying property deeds which will provide greater security for people buying land.

Deeds will include two aerial views of the property or land, reports The Costa Rica News website.

The new maps include names, plot numbers, and district or cantons divisions, among other features.

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