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Microsoft to Invest $70M in Honduras

November 24, 2002

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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) _ Microsoft says it will invest $70 million in Honduras over the next five years.

The software giant inaugurated an office in the capital of Tegucigalpa on Saturday and plans to use the new headquarters to sell and distribute its products throughout Central America. It also eventually plans to open similar distribution centers in several Honduran cities.

``Our goal is to be involved in this country’s modernization,″ said Mauricio Interiano, Microsoft’s general manager for Honduras and El Salvador.

``We realize the need to create jobs, revitalize the economy and attract new investment in Honduras,″ Interiano said.

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