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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The lower house of Argentina’s Congress on Tuesday began debating a bill seeking to raise 300 billion pesos (US$3.75 billion) through a tax on large fortunes to finance programs aimed at helping families hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The government-backed bill may be approved late on Tuesday if debate does not continue past midnight, as some local media predicted. The Senate was expected to consider the legislation before the end . . .

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