Guatemala's Pollo Campero fried-chicken chain opened its first restaurant in a US Wal-Mart store, the Rowlett, Texas, Supercenter.
Executives of Pollo Campero's US operation aim to open 20 restaurants in Wal-Mart stores nationwide by the end of next year. Wal-Mart favors the venture as it tries to reflect a more multi-cultural image in its stores.
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."
From the 15th to the 17th of June, Central American entrepreneurs will have meetings with entrepreneurs from Florida in the cities of Miami and Hollywood.
The event, which was organized by the Florida Foreign Trade Association in conjunction with the city of Hollywood (Florida) and the Broward Alliance, also expects the participation of entrepreneurs from Argentina and Peru.
Between August 22 and 26, a group of Costa Rican companies will meet with businesses from Florida, U.S., both in Miami and Orlando.
The activity was organized by the Commercial Service of the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica and the Costa Rican Trade Chamber (Crecex). It will consist of private meetings between Costa Rican businesses and preselected U.S. companies.
US Airways will cancel all its flights to Guatemala, starting september the 2nd.
The company's reservations office informed that passengers with tickets to travel after this date will be served by Continental. US Airways started operations in Guatemala in 2005, with flights to North Carolina.
The United States is working on a legislation, which if it is ratified, could be used to impound Panamanian imports, among others.
Panama is among those accused, including 5 other countries, of illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing by the Fisheries Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States.
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