Taiwan gives 4 helicopters to Guatemala

December 10, 2012

GUATEMALA CITY – Taiwan donated four helicopters to Guatemala on Monday, two of them unused, to bolster the fight against drug trafficking and for humanitarian efforts during natural disasters, officials said.

“This gift will strengthen security strategy and the fight against drug trafficking, and is part of the achievements from the trip I took to Taiwan in October,” Vice President Roxana Baldetti said on her Facebook account.

Taiwanese Defense Minister Kao Hua-chu delivered the UH-1H Huey helicopters to Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina during a ceremony marking the 91st anniversary of the Guatemalan Air Forces.

“The Asian nation estimated that, in addition to its commitment to fighting organized crime, our country is vulnerable to natural disasters and affected by earthquakes,” an official Guatemalan news agency said.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Bribrí women commemorate Sergio Rojas and vow to keep his fight alive
Human rights
436 views
Human rights
436 views

Bribrí women commemorate Sergio Rojas and vow to keep his fight alive

Alexander Villegas - March 24, 2019

About 30 indigenous leaders, friends and family of Sergio Rojas gathered in the indigenous Bribrí community of Shiroles, about 20…

The planet loses 40 soccer fields worth of forests every minute
Climate Change
621 views
Climate Change
621 views

The planet loses 40 soccer fields worth of forests every minute

Michelle Soto / Latin Clima - March 24, 2019

In just 10 years the planet has lost 945,345 km2 of natural forests, a little over the total size of…

Slothy Sunday: The death grip
Environment & Wildlife
449 views
Environment & Wildlife
449 views

Slothy Sunday: The death grip

The Tico Times - March 24, 2019

With their long claws and strong muscles, sloths have a powerful grip. Their bodies are so conditioned to hanging from…