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LatinNews Daily - 20 April 2021

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In brief: Honduras’s foreign debt climbs

* Honduras’s central bank (BCH) has released new figures which show foreign debt (public and private) totalled US$10.7bn as of February 2021. This is less than the US$10.85bn registered at the end of 2020 but up from US$9.5bn registered at the same point in 2020. Of the total 84.5% corresponds to the public sector and 15.5% to the private sector. According to the report, 65.6% of the public foreign debt was contracted with multilateral organisations, 21.5% with commercial institutions (financial institutions and providers), and the remaining 12.9% with bilateral organisations.