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Peace corps Online - April, 2002
Welcome to Peace Corps Online - April, 2002 Issue
A summary of Peace Corps News and Issues from
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - I. FEATURE STORIES - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
..........A. PEACE CORPS RETURNS TO PERU
During his state visit to Peru in March, President Bush announced with
Peru's President announced that the Peace Corps would return after
an absence of 27 years. Read the profile of Peruvian President
Alejandro Toledo, his longstanding relationship with the Peace Corps,
and the two RPCVs he has known for almost 40 years who helped him
came study in the United States after he made them a promise.
..........B. RPCV CONGRESSMEN SUPPORT PC AUTONOMY
Read our exclusive interviews with Congressmen Sam Farr, James Walsh,
and Chris Shays - all returned volunteers - and what they have to say
about the USA Freedom Corps and the autonomy of the Peace Corps.
..........C. A THREAT TO THE INTEGRITY OF PEACE CORPS?
This op-ed piece by an RPCV describes how provisions in last year's
anti-terrorist bill could inadvertently result in information being passed
from the Peace Corps to the intelligence community and what this may
mean for volunteer safety.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - II. PEACE CORPS NEWS IN BRIEF - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
..........A. INTERVIEW WITH PC DIRECTOR GADDI VASQUEZ IN PERU
Read what he says about PC return to Peru.
..........B. SAM FARR TO INTRODUCE NEW PC LEGISLATION
Proposes bill will double size of Peace Corps
..........C. NPCA BOARD CHAIR RESIGNS AFTER ACCEPTING PC POSITION
Cites conflict of interest as reason for departure.
..........D FORMER DIRECTOR JACK VAUGHN HONORED IN PANAMA
Returns to the country where he served as ambassador.
..........E. PEACE CORPS, NPCA NOMINATED FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
Nominated by members of Congress.
..........F WE CANNOT WIN WAR ON TERRORISM BY FEAR AND FORCE ALONE
What is the role of the Peace Corps?
..........G. PEACE CORPS LOOKING FOR LOVE
Let Peace Corps pay for your honeymoon.
..........H. BUSH PLANS TRIP TO BIRTHPLACE OF PEACE CORPS
President to speak on service at University of Michigan.
..........I. PCV DIES IN ZAMBIA - TOUCHED LIVES OF MANY
Tragic accident cuts short life of beloved volunteer.
..........J. PEACE CORPS STAFF REUNION
Organized to coincide with PC 40th plus one.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - III. SECOND LOOK - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Read the postings and opinions that RPCVS have left on the following
stories from previous months:
..........A. THE NUMBERS GAME
Director Vasquez has been given the mission to double the number
of volunteers in the field over the next five years, but Peace Corps
must avoid the pitfalls of too rapid expansion.
..........B. WHEN SHOULD THE PEACE CORPS RETURN TO AFGHANISTAN?
It has been reported that President Bush wants volunteers back in Afghanistan
as soon as possible. When will it be safe for volunteers to go in?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - IV. REGULAR FEATURES - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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