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By kabair on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 9:35 pm: Edit Post

Jaime Gross ....Donde estas? K abair

By Ron Rodgers on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 12:26 am: Edit Post

See for a Venezuela Returned Volunteer site

By allan luks ( - on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 10:56 am: Edit Post

looking for volunteers from municipal mgmt. 1, 66-68, Allan Luks. to try to get togetehr while we still can move somewhat.

By Paul Dooley ( - on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 10:27 am: Edit Post

I enjoyed very much reading articles from the Peace Corps on-line library. I was a volunteer in Venezuela 1964-66. The Peace Corps was a rewarding experience for me and I continue to keep abreast of what is happening world wide as regards the Peace Corps. the return of the Peace Corps to Venezuela after so many years intrigues me. Paul Dooley Raynham, Massachusetts.

By Terry OConnor ( on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 6:37 pm: Edit Post

Group: PE VI 1967-69

By Franco DIntrono ( - on Thursday, November 11, 2004 - 10:00 pm: Edit Post

My name is Franco D'Introno. I lived in Merida, Venezuela, in 1963-1967.
I am looking for a friend of mine who lived in Merida and was a member of the
Peace Corps around 1966. Her name is Cynthia Koeps, or similar last name. She is from Chicago. Do you know her? Do you have her correct name? Any information that
could be useful to me?
My email:
Thank you.

By joe jaycox ( - on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 9:45 pm: Edit Post

To Former Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Venezuela.

My name is Joe Jaycox (YMCA Project-Venezuela 62-64). In August,2004 at the Peace Corps Conference in Chicago I began planning a foundation for a
close Venezuelan friend who played baseball for
the Chicago White Sox during the 50's. His name
is Chico Carrasquel. Chico was the 3rd Venezuelan to play major league baseball and in 1952 was a member of the American League Baseball All Star Team. Chico is a legend in Venezuela.

I enlisted the help of another former Peace
Corps Volunteer who served in Venezuela, Maury Sterns, to act as president of the Foundation &
today I am happy to report that our non-profit Foundation is officially established in Venezuela and the U.S. and we will begin our work next month

In the months ahead, The Chico Carrasquel Foundation will be coordinating visits to the
barrios by former Venezuelan major league baseball players from the past and present to
provide inspiration and hope to the youths of
the barrios.

Articles about the foundation have been published by a Venezuelan internet newspaper called VHeadline and can be accessed by typing Type "joe jaycox" and click

We have many Venezuelan organizations helping us
including the YMCA, the oil industry (PDVCA), The
Mendoza Foundation and other prominent Venezuelan people & foundations.

Because of Venezuela's passion for baseball and
their love for Chico Carrasquel we have had great
acceptance by the Venezuelan Government.

We will start our projects in the YMCA Centers in
Caracas, Maracaibo and Valencia and someday hope
to recruit former Peace Corps volunteers & Venezuelans who live in the U.S. to help us.

If you are interested in following the progress
of the Chico Carrasquel Foundation send an email
& I will include you on our newsletter.

Joe Jaycox
The Chico Carrasquel Foundation
RPCV Venezuela 62-64

By James Edward Jones ( - on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 4:49 pm: Edit Post

Jim and Betty Jones (RPCVs) trained at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio ,and in Puerto Rico summer of 1966 .Part of our group served in Bolivia and part in Venezuela from 1966-1968.Interested in contacting old friends we served and trained with. Our email address is:

By Jay ( - on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 5:32 pm: Edit Post

Does anyone know about Franco DeVita?(singer). I also have a Peace Corps Group. Please contact me at

By Dwight Garman ( on Tuesday, September 04, 2007 - 3:23 pm: Edit Post

I'm looking for Mike DiMarso who served in Piritu
Venezuela about 1967-1969. I served in Acarigua about the same time. He was from the Boston area. If anyone knows his where-abouts, I'd appreciate
an e-mail at the address below. Thanks!

By DrHorn ( - on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 3:44 am: Edit Post

I would like to communicate with any RPCV who served in the Venezuela 1964-66 group. I served on Margarita Island.

By Jerry Ingles ( - on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 10:03 am: Edit Post

My group was in Venezuela 64-66 but was not the same as yours.

We were in Oriente but none were on Margarita, although I'd doubt any of us failed to visit it. I, for example, honeymooned there in 65.

By Craig Lilyestrom ( on Sunday, January 17, 2010 - 5:44 pm: Edit Post

Hi, I served in Venezuela from 1973-75, stationed in El Hatillo and worked in Tucacas and Maracaibo. I was doing biological research. I'd be interested in hearing from anyone else who was in Venezuela at that time. You can find me on FaceBook.

By Rod Napier ( on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 5:07 pm: Edit Post

I served in Barinas, 1963-64 , teaching PE in O'Leary High School and in Moron, 1964-65 establishing a YMCA. I worked with a Steve Knabel, a graduate of Stanford U. Steve was a wonderful trampoline expert. Please communicate with me. I am still working in a ministry serving "at risk" Urban kids with Social Work, Education and Recreational programs.

By Saiilthebay ( on Monday, June 09, 2014 - 2:28 pm: Edit Post

Looking to connect with VENEZUELA PEIV volunteers. Joel Riley (Batquisimeto 65-67).

By Gimlet ( on Monday, June 23, 2014 - 10:32 pm: Edit Post

I just want to know if someone have any contact with Marcia kid she serve at Jose Felix Ribas high school in la Victoria esta do Aragua between 1966- 1968

By jaycoxjoe ( on Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 12:31 am: Edit Post

Hello I thought that some of you Venezuelan RPCV's who might still read these postings would
be interested in knowing that we started a
new non-profit foundation in Chicago called (CM4K). CM4K transports
children from poor districts to children's museums without any expense to the schools or parents. We believe that this concept can be established in cities & towns throughout the U.S.
There is no "hook" to this. It is free advice
from a former PCV who believes that the good works we accomplished in Venezuela we can also do at home. Please check and and email for more information. Joe Jaycox RPCV Venezuela

By Ruben Contreras ( on Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 6:07 pm: Edit Post

Hi I'm a Returned PC volunteer from BARQUISIMETO, VENEZUELA (66 - 68). Does anyone have photos of Angel Falls, along WITH the Valley that it drains into? There are PLENTY of shots of the Falls, but without the Valley, the Falls are puny. Together, the Falls and VALLEY make a spectacular computer screen shot. The trek to get there --jungles, and three-day trek up the Mighty Carrau River, and half-day slog to enable a shower in the spray of the falls, was a once in a wondrous lifetime experience. A photo of the Falls AND the valley would be most welcome and appreciated (for my computer screen).

Ruben Contreras (Barquisimeto, Venezuela -- 66 - 68)

By Douglas Nunez ( on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 5:42 pm: Edit Post

Any PCV who served in Mene Grande, Zulia (Costa Oriental) or other cities like Bachaquero, Cabimas, Ojeda or Valera

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