An International Monetary Fund mission will be in Honduras March 15-25, according to a statement by the lender. The decision, IMF said, follows a request by Honduran authorities.
Last week, IMF spokesman Andreas Adriano indicated plans by the agency to send a team to Honduras to carry out an economic assessment. He said the new government of President Porfirio Lobo has yet to ask for financial aid from IMF.
The U.S. is leading the call for normalization of ties with Honduras now that the country is under a new leadership. Honduras turned into an international outcast in the wake of last year’s coup that ousted Manuel Zelaya as the country’s leader.