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LatinNews Daily - 29 January 2021

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In brief: El Salvador and IDB announce new loan for coffee sector

* El Salvador’s finance minister, Alejandro Zelaya, and the representative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in El Salvador, César Falconi, have announced a US$45m loan from the IDB to strengthen the local coffee sector. According to the El Salvadorean government, the loan has the objective of maintaining “ecosystemic services” for coffee forests and improving the food security of small producers.