Argentina: Chamber of Deputies Approves Food Emergency Bill

Argentina is facing a profound economic and social crisis. In 2018, poverty in the country had hit 32 percent of the population; 6.7 percent of the population was homeless. It is estimated that these figures could reach 38 percent and 10 percent, respectively, by the end of 2019.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Argentine Chamber of Deputies approved on September 12th, a project to extend Food Emergency until the end of 2022, which represents an increase of 50 percent in funding for food security, to the tune of 10 billion pesos. The bill, which is now sent to the Senate, was passed by 222 votes in favor and one abstention.

This increase will be achieved through the reallocation of items so . . .

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