Peace Corps shrinking

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Bangladesh: Peace Corps Bangladesh : The Peace Corps in Bangladesh: 2006.03.15: March 15, 2006: Headlines: COS - Bangladesh: Safety and Security of Volunteers: Peace Corps: Peace Corps Suspends Program in Bangladesh : Peace Corps shrinking

By John Smart ( - on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 6:04 pm: Edit Post

Re the report about PC leaving Bangladesh, it sounds to me like they're using safety concerns as an excuse.
I am traveling in South America, and had written to ask about PCVs in Chile and Argentina, only to be told that those programs are also down.
I spoke to a very candid Deputy Chief of Mission here who told me that these countries wanted PC to stay, but "All the money is going to Baghdad"!

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