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URI program chosen to help launch Obama’s Latin American initiative

Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently honored the University of Rhode Island for its leadership in helping to launch a presidential program to enhance ties with Central and South American countries.

URI was one of four schools chosen from an initial round of proposals from 47 schools to participate in "100,000 Strong in the Americas," an initiative of President Barack Obama’s to increase the number of U.S. students studying in Latin America to 100,000 and the number of Latin Americans studying in the United States to 100,000.

Biden and Kerry joined members of Rhode Island’s congressional team for ceremonies at the U.S. Department of State to praise the University’s Spanish International…

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