Congresssional greenlight for Chile’s pandemic aid for the poorest

Chile's Congress Monday passed a bill granting economic assistance to people in need whose situation has worsened over the past few months due to the Covid-19 crisis.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chile's Congress Monday passed a bill granting economic assistance to people in need, whose situation has worsened over the past few months due to the Covid-19 crisis.

The aid package consists of a 500,000 Chilean pesos (approximately US$693) bonus for workers who have had monthly salaries up to 1.5 million Chilean pesos (almost US$2,079) since 2019. The aid will decrease gradually for those with higher incomes.

The new measures were announced the same day the toughest measures ever began to take effect, with the closure for a month of . . .

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