Halle Berry lends star power to fight hunger in Nicaragua

Cast member Halle Berry of the CBS science fiction television series "Extant," waves at media during the premiere of the series at the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion in Los Angeles, California on June 16, 2014. Oscar-winn
Cast member Halle Berry of the CBS science fiction television series "Extant," waves at media during the premiere of the series at the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion in Los Angeles, California on June 16, 2014. Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry lent her star power to combat rural hunger during a trip to Nicaragua for the UN World Food Program, officials here said Friday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MANAGUA (AFP) - Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry lent her star power to combat rural hunger during a trip to Nicaragua for the UN World Food Program, officials here said Friday.

Government authorities said the Hollywood starlet visited two rural schools in the town of El Cua, some 250 kilometers north of the capital city Managua.

The project aimed to encourage students to stay in school and realize their full academic and career potential.

Berry, 47, has appeared in a raft of Hollywood films, including a starring turn in the 2004 movie Catwoman; as Storm in the X-Men film series; and her Oscar-winning role in Monster's Ball.

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