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LatinNews Daily - 18 February 2021

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In brief: Honduras' GDP hit by pandemic and hurricanes

* Honduras’s central bank (BCH) has released new figures which show the country’s GDP contracted 8.5% in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and hurricanes ‘Eta’ and ‘Iota’ which made landfall in November 2020. In its most recent (December 2020) forecast, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean (Eclac) forecasts that Honduras’s GDP will grow 4.5% in 2021.