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LatinNews Daily - 13 February 2019

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In brief: El Salvador

* El Salvador’s economy ministry has announced the ratification of a contract with Ventus SA (a subsidiary of the Guatemalan conglomerate Grupo Centrans) for a US$73m investment over a ten year period in El Salvador’s first wind-powered energy plant. The project, which will be located in Metapán municipality, Santa Ana department, will create 20 new permanent jobs during the operational and maintenance phase and 300 jobs during the construction phase.