Photo: President of Honduras Porfirio Lobo
The five-year, $215-million aid program to Honduras which helps the country’s farming and infrastructure will not be renewed government officials stated. The program, which ended in December 2010, created over 30,000 rural jobs, trained 17,000 farmers on new farming technologies and upgraded key highways in the country.
The administration of Honduran President Porfirio Lobo believes the key program was not renewed because of corruption that occurred under the previous administration of former President Manuel Zelaya.
For their part the U.S. State Department did not cite a reason but gave assurances that the U.S. would provide aid to Honduras through other programs in education, nutrition and agriculture.