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Chile Convenes Emergency Meeting on Europe Crisis, Mercurio Says

May 25, 2012

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera convened an emergency meeting for next week to prepare for a potential deepening of the European economic crisis, El Mercurio reported today, citing Labor Minister Evelyn Matthei and Economy Minister Pablo Longueira.

The government may increase spending as part of a contingency plan designed to protect employment, investment and liquidity if the European crisis slows growth in the Andean nation, the Santiago-based newspaper reported, citing government sources it didn’t name.

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