[ No headline ]

Debt-ridden Central America needs a huge foreign-cash injection of up to $23 billion by 1990 just to maintain 1980 income levels, Costa Rica's central bank president, Carlos Manuel Castillo, said Thursday. Mr. Castillo said the five Central American states were being overwhelmed by debts totaling $8.7 billion in 1982.

of 5 stories this month > Get unlimited stories
You've read 5 of 5 free stories

Only $1 for your first month.

Get unlimited Monitor journalism.