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Mon Apr 20, 2020, 04:54 PM

Duque's most damning scandal to date left 1.8 million Colombians starving: report

Source: Colombia Reports

by Adriaan Alsema April 20, 2020

Some 1.8 of 3 million people who were promised emergency aid by President Ivan Duque to make it through a quarantine never received a peso, weekly Semana reported Sunday.

Not even the lady in the propaganda video of the “Solidarity Income” program received the 160,000 pesos ($41) she was promised, she said on social media.

The suspension of the president’s flagship emergency program may be Duque’s most damning scandal yet, but what’s worse is that it left 1.8 million Colombians starving.

Meanwhile, the payment of $75.5 of the $126 million meant to prevent people from starving is on hold while authorities are trying to figure out how the National Planning Department (DNP) ended up wiring emergency funds to ghost accounts.

Read more: https://colombiareports.com/duques-most-damning-scandal-to-date-left-1-8-million-colombians-starving-report/

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