Honduras orders new rise in electricity tariffs

A second increase in electricity tariffs programmed for the end of this month will bring to 50 percent the increase in bills paid by Honduran consumers.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

President Manuel Zelaya's government has imposed the increases as part of its agreement with the International Monetary Fund. The increases will be weighted toward those who consume most; just over half of all consumers, the 3 million poorest, will continue to receive government subsidies.
Not only electricity tariffs are rising. Prices of basic foods, public services and fuel are also increasing sharply.

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From a statement issued by the Regulatory Authority for Public Services (Aresep):

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