Commerce Blocked in Honduran Borders

The escalation of the Honduran crisis because of Zelaya's return is causing severe losses, as borders are closed.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

One of the gravest problems is that Salvadoran and Nicaraguan exports cannot access embarking ports, as they usually use Honduran port 'Cortés'. Goods trucks are piling up at border crossings.

The most affected countries are the members of the so called CA-4: Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras.

Not only land borders are affected, as international airports remain closed.



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