A USD 1 million-grant from Venezuela to cope with recent
heavy rains is terribly complicated for the Chilean Government
as it could affect its decision to back Venezuela's nomination
to the United Nations (UN) Security Council, local daily La
In order to prevent the acceptance from being construed as for political purposes, the Chilean Foreign Ministry resolved that the Venezuelan contribution should be managed exclusively by the National Emergency Office, Ministry of the Interior, DPA quoted.
However, the newspaper claimed that the central government is to coordinate with authorities to deliver the grant personally to the residents of the VIII Region, in northern Chile.
Last week, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced a contribution of USD 1 million in building materials, fuel and food, among others, for the homeless from heavy rains.
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