Remittances hit another record in 2006
SAN SALVADOR, Jan 17 - Migrant workers from El Salvador sent 17 percent more money home to their families last year than in 2005, the central bank said on Wednesday.
Remittances increased to $3.32 billion from $2.83 billion.
Money sent home by roughly 2.5 million Salvadorans working in the United States is the main driver of El Salvador's tiny economy.
Central Bank chief Luz Maria de Portillo said last month that El Salvador could see another increase of 10-15 percent in remittances this year.