Back in the late 80s early 90s I spent time working with some Swiss and Colombian associates doing field work for the UN counting turtle eggs on the Nicaraguan Pacific beaches .
I was there a couple weeks about 2 Km away from the Cost Rica border, but then 2 months more in Managua working on programming the data , and learned a little Spanish along the way.
I became aware of some local (Sandinista) laws that required the patron to do part payment in...
pago en especie*?
My wife who works for FEWS said that is the correct term. Is there a more local Latin American usage for this custom?
*It means that monthly salaries needed to include like 1 gallon of oil, 5 kilos of rice, and a similar amount of raw beans.