US Troops to Build Schools and Clinics

US troops arrived in El Salvador this week for a project to build two schools and three clinics in towns in San Vicente according to articles in the Salvadoran press. The project is called New Horizons 2005, and is a joint exercise of the US and Salvadoran militaries. 250 American reservists will arrive in February to work on the projects which are scheduled to be completed by May. The total cost for the construction is estimated to be $5.1 million.