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Amazon Web Services to open Latin America computer center in Colombia

FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seen during the 4th annual America, Digital Latin American Congress of Business and Technology in Santiago, Chile, September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

BOGOTA (Reuters) – the Amazon Web Services (AWS), a unit of Amazon.com Inc, said on Thursday it will open a Latin-American computer center in Colombia and help train 2,000 students in the digital technology.

The company will team with the colombian public technical education, to train students in the cloud-technology, Jeffrey Kratz, AWS’ global public sector manager for Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada, said in a government statement.

Kratz, in Bogota, colombia, for a technology conference, said Amazon wants to support the development of the digital infrastructure and help entrepreneurs create large-scale projects. He said that the company would continue to invest in Colombia, but he gave no further details.

He did not elaborate on the computer center.

Last August, Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, has announced that it would open its first customer service center in Colombia later this year and employed 600 people. The service center will serve customers all over the world in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Reporting by Helen Murphy; editing by Grant McCool

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