Looking to boost the economies of the region and open new investment opportunities for U.S. businesses, the Overseas Private Investment Corp. recently launched its Central America & Caribbean Initiative.

"Central America and the Caribbean have begun to emerge as one of the most lucrative regional markets worldwide for American good and services," said George Munoz, president and CEO of OPIC, during a round table discussion with Hispanic-American businessmen in New York. "At the same time, the large-scale destruction caused by Hurricanes Georges and Mitch call for governments, private enterprises and non-governmental organizations to join forces and coordinate efforts to help the region."

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