Guatemalan Congress approves new loans

The Congress approved two loans for $28.5 million which will be added to the $950 million that were approved last Tuesday to finance the national budget.

Thursday, February 5, 2009 reports, "The decision to approve another loan for $30 million (Q237 million) - in aid for the criminal justice system -, was postponed at the request of the "Eferregistas" lawmakers who asked for more time to analyze it, as they claimed that "not even the Supreme Court knew all the details."

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The sub-head of the governing fraction, Nery Samayoa, explained that the funds will be granted by the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank."

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