Uruguayan legislators present measures to alleviate social crisis
Montevideo, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Broad Front (Frente Amplio) of Uruguay will present 20 measures on Monday to alleviate the social and economic crisis, which is the result of the health situation.
In the meantime, the number of those in favor of an income for vulnerable households is increasing.
Deputies and senators from the Movement of Popular Participation (MPP), grouped in the electoral list 609, drafted a set of proposals which prioritize supporting many Uruguayan families with problems to make ends meet and pay basic services.
They also called for the suspension of evictions during the pandemic, as well as settlements, the adjustment of basic food prices, the generation of jobs and the extension of the unemployment insurance.
At the same time, a study by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)published over the weekend revealed that more Uruguayans are in favor of a provisional basic income for vulnerable households; that is, eight in ten of the middle-class surveyed people.
This result showed the citizens' alignment with a previous proposal shared by the Broad Front and the Pit-Cnt single trade union in the face of the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Other points of the MPP initiative are the strengthening of the Integrated Health System, assistance, promotion and incentive to micro and small enterprises, to commuter trade in the interior of the country, and the national tourist emergence with a development fund and its social reactivation.
'Uruguay's scenario is even more complex. The Covid-19 situation is ever becoming a longer economic and social crisis, 'but worsened by the measures taken by the government, which has carried out changes amid the pandemic,' MPP Deputy Daniel Caggiani noted.
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