U.S. veep’s wife on promotional tour

Jill Biden, the wife of the U.S. vice president, spoke to some 80 students and promoted her idea of strengthening educational programs for youngsters Sunday.

In addition to a stop at the Universidad Técnica Nacional, Mrs. Biden visited Hogar Siembra, a shelter for teens.

She cited her work as a community college professor and said that one enjoyable aspect of her trips is to meet with students whose future is bright with education.

She was here for a stop on a four-country Latin American tour to promote the TeachHer program of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Mrs. Biden, who hold a doctorate degree, may be unique among the wives of U.S. Vice presidents in holding a job outside the home. She also has taught high school classes in the home state of Delaware.

The Bidens are not complete strangers to Costa Rica. Frank Biden, the vice president’s brother, is involved in an off-again, on-again casino project in Guanacaste.

Jill Biden discusses a project with student.

Jill Biden discusses a project with student.

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