|By Anonymous (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, November 15, 2003 - 11:52 am: Edit Post|
Is there an agreement with the country of Mexico and would it be possible to see that agreement? How many agreements are there with Universities in Peace Corps and did the country agreement begin with an institution rather than the country?
I would be interested in seeing all these agreemnents, but cannot get a response.
|By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-25-92.balt.east.verizon.net - 188.8.131.52) on Saturday, November 15, 2003 - 11:37 pm: Edit Post|
We have requested a copy of the agreement with Mexico from the Peace Corps Press Office. If we receive it, we will post it here. If you don't see it here in the next week or two, it means Peace Corps didn't send it to us. Another alternative is to make a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Peace Corps using the instructions here. If you are successful in getting this document, please share your knowledge and email us a copy so we can add it to our Peace Corps Library.
FYI, to get information from the Peace Corps for their recent series of stories on Volunteer Safety and Security, the Dayton Daily News had to wage a 20-month legal battle with the Peace Corps to get access to information on assaults against volunteers: "After the Daily News filed suit against the Peace Corps on Nov. 1, 2002, the agency became more cooperative, releasing much of its databases on assaults, deaths and illnesses. After more than a year, the agency also began to respond to the newspaper's questions, but would do so in most cases only in writing." Read the full story here.
We do know volunteers who have been successful in getting documents released from the Peace Corps under the FOIA process. Why don't you FOIA the document, then write an article for us on the process you went through so that other RPCVs have a guide to getting this sort of information from the Peace Corps.