|By Beatriz De La Rosa (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 4:06 pm: Edit Post|
I would like to know why there have been no Peace Corps volunteering in Argentina since 1994.
|By Lynne Marie Sullivan (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, February 02, 2010 - 5:51 pm: Edit Post|
I was one of the PC volunteers that was moved from Argentina in 1994. First of all, the PC administration in Washington DC under-estimated the cost of hosting a program in Argentina. Secondly, they could not seem to staff the required positions in country; we had no director or medical officer in Argentina. That was the key reason the program was closed.
It was a regrettable situation, with horrible timing. I had completed about 6 months of my service in the altiplano, and the community there had just begun to believe that I was committed to being with them for 2 full years. Right after that, we got notice to report to Buenos Aires and were transferred out to other countries. I was sent to Chile, but my Aregentina community suggested that I slip back across the border to continue living with them. Sometimes I wish I had.