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Fewer Chileans Live in Poverty Despite Weak Economic Growth, Government Says

Fewer Chileans were living in poverty despite weak economic growth in the world's leading copper producer, the government said Thursday, noting that 11.7 percent of the population was below the poverty line in 2015 compared with 14.4 percent in 2013. The poverty line for a household with one person was set at 152,000 pesos (US $231) per month and for a household with four people at 400,000 pesos (US $608), according to the government's Casen socioeconomic survey, which is...

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