$2 billion rise in foreign aid is mostly to fight AIDS in Africa
New York TimesWith Congress set to increase foreign development aid to the world's poorest nations by nearly $2 billion, President Bush is overseeing the biggest increase in development assistance since 1962 the year after President John F. Kennedy created the Peace Corps and the Alliance for Progress in South America. With most of that money aimed at combating HIV and AIDS and creating a new development program, Africa would be the main beneficiary of this latest expansion in foreign aid.
—Posted: December 8, 2003
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