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Clinton Promises Aid to Chile

La Opinin, Posted: Mar 03, 2010

SANTIAGOU.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised today, upon her arrival in Santiago, aid to Chile following the earthquake that hit the country last Saturday, reports La Opinin. Clinton praised the Chilean rescue teams for being among the first and best to arrive and aid Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake this past January, and said, "We will now do the same for you, as friends of Chile. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet thanked Clinton and President Barack Obama for "support, friendship and cooperation" of the United States.

"America is ready to respond to requests from the Chilean Government, not only in solidarity, but with the specific provisions they need for reconstruction work, Clinton said.

U.S. aid is likely to include water purification plants, power generators and dialysis equipment.




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