Chilean president announces more aid amid debate over third pension withdrawal

The announcement comes while the Senate is debating a bill that seeks to allow citizens a new withdrawal of 10% of their pension funds -after those approved last July and December- to alleviate the crisis.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, announced on Monday April 19, new aid equivalent to US$5.5 billion to face the economic crisis generated by the pandemic, a measure that adds to the US$18 billion committed so far by the Government for this purpose.

The announcement comes while the Senate is debating a bill that seeks to allow citizens a new withdrawal of 10% of their pension funds - after those approved last July and December - to alleviate the crisis, an initiative that the Government opposes and threatens to take to the Constitutional . . .

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