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Amigos de las Americas Marks 50 Years of Work in Latin America

Since it was founded in Houston 50 years ago, Amigos de las Americas has sent 26,000 U.S. high school and college students to work on projects in Latin American communities. “Our approach is not necessarily to help the needy; that is not what we do," said Marta Ascherio, an Amigos de las Americas regional director. "What we do is create programs that invest in the capacity of young people to be leaders for themselves and leaders for their communities.” Amigos de las Americas...

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