Queen Sofia tours Spanish projects in Hispaniola
By Dialogo January 20, 2009
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) Queen Sofia of Spain is touring
Spanish-funded projects in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Dozens of children from poor families sang songs for the monarch Monday at an
education center built on a former landfill outside the Dominican capital of Santo
Domingo. In conversations with the queen, mothers thanked her for the Spanish
government's support and asked for expanded programs.
The queen visited another youth center in the southern Dominican province of
San Cristobal later in the day.
She is scheduled to meet Tuesday with Dominican President Leonel Fernandez
before traveling across the border for a tour of similar projects in