U.S. donates to Guatemala’s counter-narcotics fight
By Dialogo October 08, 2013
GUATEMALA CITY – The U.S. government gave six helicopters to Guatemala to increase its operational capacity to fight drug trafficking, part of a US$40 million donation, President Otto Pérez Molina said on Oct. 7.
Pérez Molina, who spoke at a special event at the Guatemalan Air Force on the outskirts of the capital, said the helicopters were worth US$11 million, and the United States had donated US$24 million in night vision devices, cranes and other equipment.
Another US$5 million will be used for construction of infrastructure that will be used by the aircraft.
[AFP (Guatemala), 08/10/2013; El Periódico (Guatemala), 08/10/2013; Prensa Libre (Guatemala), 08/10/2013]