The central government will be paying aguinaldos or Christmas bonuses to 190,000 persons,including employees and pensioners. The amount is 173 trillion colons or about $321 million. That averages out to about $1,626 a person, although some get much more.
The announcement comes from the Ministerio de Hacienda, which said that the deposits would be made Tuesday.
About 42 percent of those getting the money are involved with public eduction, the ministry said.