WORLD IN BRIEF : CHILE : First Lady Offers New Aid Package

From Times Wire Reports

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton announced that the United States will provide $3.75 million over five years to help create pilot programs to reform education throughout Latin America. The money will help fund the Partnership for Education Reform Alternative, a program approved by the hemisphere's leaders during last December's Summit of the Americas in Miami. The announcement came after Mrs. Clinton visited one of the Chilean capital's poorest slums. Mrs. Clinton, who began her tour of Latin America with a stop in Nicaragua, will visit Brazil and take part in a conference of first ladies from across the hemisphere in Paraguay.

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