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Central American Leaders Pledge Support To US

WASHINGTON (dpa) – Several Central American leaders have pledged their support to the United States following last week’s deadly terrorist attacks.

Leaders from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Belize signed a declaration Wednesday, pledging solidarity with the United States and condemning the attacks.

After a four-hour meeting near the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, the leaders promised to improve communications to track suspected terrorists, and to establish new anti-terrorism defenses.

Meanwhile, officials in Cuba say the communist nation has been in contact with the United States to discuss the attacks.

A State Department spokesman Tuesday said a U.S. official visited the Cuban Interests Section in Washington and asked for whatever information Havana may have about the attacks.

Cuba, under U.S. sanctions for almost 40 years, has strongly condemned the terrorist strikes against the United States. The two nations do not have formal diplomatic relations.

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