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IDB to chair meeting of consultative group for Central America

The Inter-American Development Bank will chair the second meeting of the Consultative Group for the Reconstruction and Transformation of Central America, an international campaign launched in December to raise humanitarian, financial and technical aid for the countries devastated by Hurricane Mitch. The group will convene in Stockholm on May 25-28 under the auspices of the government of Sweden.

Breakfast meeting with finance minister of Ecuador

On Friday, April 30, the President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Enrique V. Iglesias, will host a breakfast meeting with the finance minister of Ecuador, Ana Lucía Armijos.

IDB sponsors social policy dialogue for Honduras

Former Chilean President Patricio Aylwin urged 20 leaders representing all sectors of Honduran society to build a national consensus on fundamental issues as a way to achieve progress and help rebuild the country after the devastation of Hurricane Mitch.

IDB launches solidarity program for Washington D.C. area

The Inter American Development Bank President Enrique V. Iglesias has officially launched a solidarity program for the Hispanic and Caribbean community in the area of Washington, D.C., where the IDB headquarters is based. The initiative includes financing and technical assistance for community-based organizations and the promotion of volunteering and cultural activities.

IDB approves $200 million emergency credit line to help meet Y2K emergency

The Inter-American Development Bank declared the year 2000 computer problem a "technological emergency" and announced it has opened a $200 million emergency line of credit to assist Latin American and Caribbean countries in preparing and adapting their informatics systems to year 2000 requirements.

Community volunteer fair at IDB headquarters on April 27

The IDB-DC Solidarity Program of the Inter-American Development Bank will sponsor a community volunteer fair at its headquarters on April 27 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., where more than 20 community-based organizations working with the Hispanic and Caribbean communities of Washington, D.C. will share their activities and try to attract new volunteers.

IDB approves $240 million to strengthen credit in Chile for small and medium-sized enterprises

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of a $240 million loan to Chile to strengthen the availability of medium- and long-term credit for small- and medium-sized enterprises, increasing productive investment in the private sector and improving export capacity through gains in competitiveness.

IDB launches $1 billion global bond issue

The Inter-American Development Bank launched its third $1 billion global bond issue of 1999, paying a coupon of 5.625 percent.

IDB approves $1 million to Honduras reconstruction process

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of a $1 million grant to Honduras to strengthen the country's managerial and planning capacity in the reconstruction effort following the devastation of Hurricane Mitch.

President of the Inter-American Development Bank to speak at Yale University, April 8

Inter-American Development Bank President Enrique V. Iglesias will speak on "Latin America and the Caribbean on the Threshold of the New Millennium" at the 1999 Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture at Yale University on April 8.

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