Nicaragua Affected by Honduran Conflict

Honduran protests next to the Nicaraguan border cause daily losses of $1 million to exporting companies.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

José Adán Aguerri, president of the Nicaraguan Superior Council of the Private Enterpise, informed today that in the border post of Las Manos there are over 250 containers stockpiled. These have cargo for Honduras, but cannot go through because of the protests by followers of deposed president Manuel Zelaya.

"Every day, $1.9 million in goods and services is exported through Honduras, and over $1 million is being affected by the conflict", reports Elnuevodiario.com.ni. "Aguerri indicated that 2 out of 3 border posts are currently blocked by protests and Honduran military controls, and 46% of all Nicaraguan exports travel through Honduras."



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Due to the Honduran conflict, some 250 Nicaraguan cargo containers are blocked from entering Honduras at the border post of Las Manos.

Nicaragua's customs authority, known as DGA, authorized trucks "to be routed to El Espino and El Guasaule, where they can enter Honduras and continue towards Port Cortés, in the Caribbean coast of the country", according to newspaper Elnuevodiario.com.ni.

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