February 3, 2003 - Miami Herald: Peace Corps Resumes Work in Peru

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Peace Corps Resumes Work in Peru

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Peace Corps Resumes Work in Peru

Associated Press

LIMA, Peru - The Peace Corps resumed work in Peru on Monday, nearly three decades after a leftist military government ended the American volunteer program in Peru.

The current batch of 28 volunteers will work on small business development and community health projects in coastal and mountain regions across Peru, a nation about the size of Alaska.

President Alejandro Toledo, who benefited from the program decades ago, invited the corps back to Peru in December 2001.

In his teens, Toledo was helped by Peace Corps volunteers in the slums of the coastal town of Chimbote to win a partial scholarship to the University of San Francisco. Toledo later earned a doctorate from Stanford University.

The corps first sent volunteers to the South American nation in 1962. But the government ordered the volunteers to leave in 1975, saying that such development work could be better done by Peruvians.

President Bush has said he wants to double the number of Peace Corps volunteers abroad to about 15,000, a level not seen since 1966.

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