Belize confirmed that it sustained more than USD80 million worth of damages to infrastructure, among others, in the aftermath of hurricane Richard, which battered the country in October. Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow said the government plans to seek assistance from the Inter-American Development Bank, Caribbean Development Bank and other lending institutions to finance reconstruction efforts.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.