Panama's Investments in Honduras Affected by Insecurity

When choosing a destination for their investments, Panamanian businessmen see poor conditions for both physical and legal security in Honduras.

Friday, July 26, 2013

This was explained by the Panamanian ambassador in Honduras, Mario Ruiz, adding that lately, trade between the two nations has had difficulties because of the issue of insecurity which "has affected business and has generated concerns about continuing to invest".

The distrust of Panamanian businessmen over the problems in Honduras is due to "both physical safety and also legal uncertainty," he added.

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