Honduran governor asks for 50% salary cut

Rebeca Santos, the recently appointed governor of Honduras’s central bank, has asked for a 50% cut to her salary, media reported on April 4.

The news comes after recently elected president Xiomara Castro called for cuts to public spending. In February, the Honduran congress declared a “state of fiscal and financial emergency”, allowing it to borrow as much as $2 billion from the central bank in 2022 and 2023.

Reports in several Honduran media outlets quoted a senior government figure as saying

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