El Salvador Promotes Itself as a Gateway for Brazil

Speaking to Brazilian companies, the Salvadoran president, Mauricio Funes, encouraged them to see his country as a port of entry to a market with 540 million inhabitants.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The leader indicated that El Salvador has the infrastructure necessary to become a logistical and distribution center to access Central and North American markets, as well as possessing expert business knowledge of those markets, which it is willing to share.

"My government offers Brazilian business the stability you require to undertake productive commercial ventures with significant investments where predictability and a clear legal framework are key to encouraging a positive commercial climate," the president told his audience.

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Brazil and El Salvador Analyze Investment Opportunities

March 2010

Businessmen from both countries met to explore joint investment opportunities.

The event saw the participation of presidents Lula da Silva and Mauricio Funes, as well as several business chambers. The chambers remarked Brazil’s willingness of providing credit for productive projects.

Brazil Commits Aid for El Salvador

September 2009

During the visit by the Salvadoran President, the government of Brazil offered technical cooperation for ethanol production.

Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva highlighted that El Salvador 'has all the conditions to become a relevant exporter of ethanol to the U.S.".

El Salvador: Brazilian Loans for Infrastructure

June 2009

In the first days of July, President Mauricio Funes will apply for a loan with the National Development Bank of Brazil (BNDES).

The loan will be utilized to finance infrastructure projects.

Elsalvador.com publishes: "The Salvadoran leader said that before his trip, there will be a technical mission to develop the protocols for the agreement that El Salvador will sign with the banking institution."

Lula to Visit El Salvador, Guatemala and Costa Rica

May 2009

Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva will be on tour in the three Central American countries between June 1 and 3.

The Brazilian president will be in El Salvador on the first of June for the presidential inauguration of Mauricio Funes.

An article in Laprensagrafica.com reported that "the Brazilian president will participate in all official ceremonies and even share a lunch with the other leaders."

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