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Kennedy aid – $10,000 gift for Colombia

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Former Rep. Joseph Kennedy donated $10,000 on Wednesday to help land mine victims and boost a community center in Colombia, Reuters reported on June 21.

Kennedy’s visit and contribution took place as Congress debated a $1.6 billion aid package to the war-torn country.

Kennedy met government officials, businessmen and toured social programs on his two-day visit to Bogota. On his first stop, he donated $5,000 to a newly established community center for poor children and the elderly. He later donated an equal amount to a rehabilitation center for land mine victims.

The nephew of former president John F. Kennedy, Joseph Kennedy is founder of Citizen’s Energy Corporation, a nonprofit company that deals in oil to fund charities.

For a full text of the article, go to Reuters.

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