The United States will donate $4.4 million to combat drug trafficking and organized crime.
The resources will be used to assist in enforcing Honduras’ anti-drug law and border control inspections.
“Additionally, they will conduct educational programs for youngsters vulnerable to be recruited by criminal gangs, communal development programs, community police and prison management reforms”, reported Tiempo.hn.
Brazil gave Guatemala a 12-year loan for the purchase of six Super Tucano Embraer aircraft and radars from Taiwan.
The Brazilian Export Bank confirmed the loan during the Brazilian President’s visit to Guatemala.
The credit will be applied toward the purchase of an aerial surveillance system and aerial interception in which the fighters are linked to a radar and satellite information system to help combat drug trafficking.
The country is looking at buying Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano planes to use in the battle against drug trafficking.
President Porfirio Lobo met with the head of the International Security Cabinet of Brazil, José Elito Siqueriam to discuss the issue.
Digital Process reported, "During the meeting they also discussed the commitment of President Rousseff ‘s government’s to collaborate with the Lobo Sosa administration in logistical support and training the police to combat crime and criminality. "
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