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LatinNews Daily - 26 May 2021

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In brief: El Salvador approves food security and agriculture fund

* El Salvador’s 84-member unicameral national legislature has approved a new bill creating a fund for “food security and the rescue of the agriculture sector” - in line with a proposal by the government led by President Nayib Bukele. The fund will initially comprise US$635m and aims to facilitate financing for food production, increase the level of technification of agro-food chains, and strengthen agriculture and agro-industrial sectors in order to improve national food supply.