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Venezuelan Government Launches New Social Mission

Mission Higher Love

On Tuesday, the Venezuelan government launched “Mission Higher Love,” a state-funded social program to benefit elderly citizens that worked all their lives but were unable to pay contributions to social security, announced the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez.

Chávez lead an event Monday in Caracas to register beneficiaries of Venezuela’s “Great Mission for Children,” another recently-announced social program which offers economic benefits to families with young children who lack employment or earn less than minimum wage.

“We are going to launch the Great Mission Higher Love, which will include all Venezuelans living under conditions of poverty who have no pension, even when they qualify to receive one,” the president said.

“There are people who never were able to pay their contributions or are not registered so they don’t receive pension benefits. That’s not fair. The revolution must recognize their pension benefits,” he added.

AVN / Press Office – Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / December 12, 2011

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