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De facto Honduran gov't supporters demand bank loans
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14:32, August 22, 2009

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Supporters of the de facto Honduran government protested Friday in front of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) headquarters here, demanding an end to the ban on loans to Hondurans.

The protestors, called by the Democratic Civic Union (UCD), arrived on Friday morning, with some carrying posters reading "Do not punish law-abiding (Hondurans)" and "We deserve respect".

They urged the BCIE "not to be a separatist" organization, but to support integration by providing loans to Hondurans.

The BCIE is the main source of finance for Central American countries but the Central American Integration System (SICA) agreed on June 29 to suspend BCIE loans to Honduras until ousted president Manuel Zelaya is restituted.

Jimmy Dacarett, a businessman, told reporters that "they (BCIE) want to affect Honduras by stopping the private and public loans".

"With these decisions, the bank is placing itself in a more difficult situation and not only Honduras will be affected, but the rest of Central America," he said.

The rally was held two days after the de facto Honduran government accused BCIE of not recognizing its newly appointed governors, Gabriela Nunez and Sandra Midence.

The BCIE board of governors consists of two governors from each member state, usually the country's economic ministers.

In 2008, BCIE gave the region more than 1.6 million U.S. dollars in new credits to strengthen regional integration, reduce poverty and enhance the competitiveness of Central America in the world economy.

BCIE's founding members include Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, while Panama and Dominican Republic are regional partners.

Source: Xinhua

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