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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Friday that more than one million people had received the government's US$ 626 -sizespot payment aimed at staving off the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic and it had approved more than 550,000 requests for soft loans of up to US$ 815.

Piñera said in total, three out of four Chileans - 14 million people - were at present beneficiaries of some form of social support.

His center-right government faced massive protests last year over social inequality, and has in recent months announced emergency measures responding to the . . .

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