Clinton helps honor Cisneros in San Antonio

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Associated Press

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 28 at 10:02 AM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton came to Texas to help honor Henry Cisneros, a former San Antonio mayor who served as housing secretary in the Clinton administration.

The San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/1cpDrsu ) reports that Clinton spoke Wednesday night in San Antonio as the World Affairs Council of San Antonio awarded Cisneros with its International Citizen of the Year award.

Clinton praised Cisneros as "by a long stretch the finest secretary of housing of all," citing the rise of homeownership rates in the 1990s. He added, "Henry Cisneros came as close as eliminating homelessness as anyone ever."

Clinton then shifted to a larger theme of cooperation in a world that's entered "the most interdependent age in our history." He pleaded for new approaches of cooperation to solve world problems.

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Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com

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