Caribbean farmers promised funds

President Luis Guillermo Solís told farmers in the southern Caribbean that they may have access to 5 billion colons, about $9.5 million, to restore the agriculture of the area.

The money would come from the new  Banca para el Desarrollo. Solís toured the area Thursday.

Heavy rains have inflicted massive damage on the local crops. They include bananas, palm hearts, sugar cane, yuca, cacao and ayote, said Casa Presidencial.

Solís also saw places where the Río Sixaola is undermining the land.  At the Río Telire he saw where a dike has to be rebuilt.

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