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==2003: Peru RPCV John McAuliff, Executive Director of the Fund for Reconciliation and Development, hosts reception for Her Excellency Mme. SUN Saphoeun, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kingdom of Cambodia==
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In 1962, Peru became one of the first countries in which Peace Corps volunteers served. Volunteers worked in grassroots development projects targeting health, agriculture, education and business development. A total of 2,646 volunteers served in Peru until the departure of the Peace Corps in 1975.
"At the outset, I wish to take this opportunity to thank the Fund for Reconciliation and Development (FRD), in particular Mr. John McAuliff, for organizing this regular meeting as well as for inviting the Cambodian delegation to take part in this important event. Every year, on the sideline of the UN General Assembly meeting, the Fund for Reconciliation has been constantly organizing this particular forum as an important venue for exchanging views and updating information on the latest development in countries, such as the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam."  Story Date: September 20, 2003 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080678.html Click this link to read more.]
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==1966==
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===1966: RPCVs remember Peace Corps Volunteer Troy M Ross who died while serving in Peru in April, 1966 at Age 25===
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Troy M Ross served in Peru and died in April, 1966.  The cause of death was deemed to be Accident-aircraft.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2018794.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Dayton Daily News.  "Troy M Ross Served In Peru And Died In April, 1966."  April 27, 1966.
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017925.html Headlines: September 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080668.html Peace Corps Cambodia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080670.html Directory of Cambodia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080669.html Messages and Announcements for Cambodia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027720.html NGO's]  <ref>[http://www.un.int/cambodia/Statement/053%20-%20Speech%20by%20H.E.%20Mrs.%20Sun%20Saphoeun\,%20Under-Secretary%20of%20State.html Kingdom of Cambodia  Speech by Her Excellency Mme. SUN Saphoeun, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kingdom of Cambodia  September 20, 2003]</ref>''
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* ''See Also [http://historyofthepeacecorps.org/annualreports/66.PDF Peace Corps Annual Report: 1966]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027789.html Safety and Security of Volunteers]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027645.html Obituaries]  <ref>[http://www.daytondailynews.com/projects/content/coxnet/peace_corps/PCDeathsbyName.html Dayton Daily News.   "Troy M Ross Served In Peru And Died In April, 1966."  April 27, 1966.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2004: Peru RPCV John McAuliff, Executive Director of the Fund for Reconciliation and Development, says "As I watch the news shows and read the NY Times, the deja vu factor escalates. Certainly there is a major difference between the motive of US military intervention in Indochina and in Afghanistan, but our political leadership class seems as ignorant of history and culture now as they were in 1945 and 1956."==
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==1970==
"The crucial wrong turn increasingly looks like the Administration's decision to make bin Laden and the Taleban moral equivilants and one in the same as strategic targets, compounded by insisting on a unilateralist approach to coalition building and military action."  Story Date: June 3, 2004 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080679.html Click this link to read more.]
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===1970: RPCVs remember Peace Corps Volunteer Marie Clutterbuck who died while serving in Peru in May, 1970 at Age 22===
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Marie Clutterbuck served in Peru and died in May, 1970.  The cause of death was deemed to be Accident-natural factors.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2018795.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2022370.html Headlines: June 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080668.html Peace Corps Cambodia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080670.html Directory of Cambodia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080669.html Messages and Announcements for Cambodia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027720.html NGO's]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027757.html Speaking Out]  <ref>[http://www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/behindthenews/analysis9.html World Council of Churches  Analysis and reflection  June 3, 2004]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Dayton Daily News.  "Marie Clutterbuck Served In Peru And Died In May, 1970."  May 31, 1970.
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* ''See Also [http://historyofthepeacecorps.org/annualreports/70.PDF Peace Corps Annual Report: 1970]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027789.html Safety and Security of Volunteers]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027645.html Obituaries]  <ref>[http://www.daytondailynews.com/projects/content/coxnet/peace_corps/PCDeathsbyName.html Dayton Daily News.  "Marie Clutterbuck Served In Peru And Died In May, 1970."  May 31, 1970.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2005: Peace Corps Volunteer Lindsey in Peru==
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===1970: RPCVs remember Peace Corps Volunteer Gail Gross who died while serving in Peru in May, 1970 at Age 23===
"I received a disturbing phone call from my Peace Corps boss today. He wanted to know about 8 murders that had taken place in La Esperanza on Sunday." Story Date: March 1, 2005 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2033456.html Click this link to read more.]
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Gail Gross served in Peru and died in May, 1970The cause of death was deemed to be Accident-natural factors. [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2018796.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2030327.html Headlines: March 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2033460.html Blogs - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027789.html Safety and Security of Volunteers]  <ref>[http://lindseyinperu.blogspot.com/2005_03_01_lindseyinperu_archive.html#111065562390374508 Personal Web Site  March 1, 2005  March 1, 2005]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Dayton Daily News.  "Gail Gross Served In Peru And Died In May, 1970."  May 31, 1970.
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* ''See Also [http://historyofthepeacecorps.org/annualreports/70.PDF Peace Corps Annual Report: 1970]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027789.html Safety and Security of Volunteers]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027645.html Obituaries]  <ref>[http://www.daytondailynews.com/projects/content/coxnet/peace_corps/PCDeathsbyName.html Dayton Daily News.  "Gail Gross Served In Peru And Died In May, 1970."  May 31, 1970.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2005: Honduras RPCV Phil Wazny on a medical mission to Peru==
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==1974==
A lot of the revelations were pleasant. He saw indigenous people putting to use the types of herbal treatments he studied in his naturopathic education, such as using chamomile tea to treat stomach upset. He also saw 80-year-old grandparents sprinting up hills that made him wheeze. Their secret, it turned out, was chewing the leaves of the coca plant, the source of cocaine. It helps fend off altitude sickness.  Story Date: July 13, 2005 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2033701.html Click this link to read more.]
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===1974: RPCVs remember Peace Corps Volunteer Dennis D Pfost who died while serving in Peru in March, 1974 at Age 25===
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Dennis D Pfost served in Peru and died in March, 1974. The cause of death was deemed to be Accident-fire.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2018797.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2034135.html Headlines: July 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027285.html Peace Corps Honduras]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4548.html Directory of Honduras RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1534.html Messages and Announcements for Honduras RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027713.html Medicine]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027918.html Arizona]  <ref>[http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/northphoenix/articles/0713sr-thirdworld11Z3.html Arizona Republic  Med students on a mission  July 13, 2005]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Dayton Daily News.  "Dennis D Pfost Served In Peru And Died In March, 1974."  March 6, 1974.
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* ''See Also [http://historyofthepeacecorps.org/annualreports/74.PDF Peace Corps Annual Report: 1974]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027789.html Safety and Security of Volunteers]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027645.html Obituaries]  <ref>[http://www.daytondailynews.com/projects/content/coxnet/peace_corps/PCDeathsbyName.html Dayton Daily News.  "Dennis D Pfost Served In Peru And Died In March, 1974."  March 6, 1974.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2005: Peru RPCV Randy Lewis, a senior vice president for Walgreens, hopes to hire 200 people with mental retardation, autism or some other cognitive disability==
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==1999==
His goal is that at least 200 of the 800 people working at the warehouse by 2010 will have mental retardation, autism or some other cognitive disability. And he hopes at least 40 more will be hired from among the physically disabled — people with paralysis, lost limbs or injured backs. Story Date: July 10, 2005 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2033704.html Click this link to read more.]
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===1999: Filmaker St. Clair Bourne was Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru===
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Over the past 30 years, St. Clair Bourne has amassed a substantial body of work about strong and controversial black artists and leaders: LeRoi Jones, Langston Hughes, Spike Lee, and John Henrick Clarke, among others. Most recently he's set his sights on the singer, actor, and activist Paul Robeson and former Black Panther Stokely Carmichael. Here Bourne reflects on his long career, the state of black documentary, and modern-day griots. In person, St. Clair Bourne exudes much of the same charisma that the subjects of his documentaries and news pieces are known for--people like Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones), Malcolm X, and Langston Hughes, to name a few, who seem to possess a passion that is uncommon in this age. Though the impression of Bourne etched in my mind comes from images taken nearly 30 years ago, when he was a young face behind PBS's Black Journal, he is still easily recognizable these days, commanding an air of respect on the set, like a five-star general in the old-school military. [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/467/2014293.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2034135.html Headlines: July 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027216.html Business]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027603.html Disabilities]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027953.html South Carolina]  <ref>[http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/business/12097722.htm The State  Walgreens helps mentally disabled help themselves  July 10, 2005]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers.  "St. Clair Bourne:"  March 1, 1999.
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* ''See Also [http://historyofthepeacecorps.org/annualreports/99.PDF Peace Corps Annual Report: 1999]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027640.html Film]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027609.html Documentary Films]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027563.html African American Issues]  <ref>[http://www.aivf.org/independent/archives/9903/mar99_bourne.html The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers.  "St. Clair Bourne:"  March 1, 1999.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2005: China RPCV Monica Glenn and her new husband, William Zea-Palacios survive plane crash in Peru==
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==2000==
The couple met in a church choir in Arequipa, Peru's second-largest city. Glenn, a graduate of University High School, had served with the Peace Corps in China before going to Peru to teach English. Story Date: August 25, 2005 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035067.html Click this link to read more.]
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===2000: Peru RPCV John Watson Wins Top Air Quality Research Award===
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Watson has provided the scientific leadership for major research projects in the Grand Canyon, Mexico City, the Los Angeles Basin, the Monterey Peninsula, California's Central Valley, Reno, Las Vegas, Denver, Phoenix, Tucson, the Pacific Northwest, and in several major regions of south central Texas. He has assisted atmospheric scientists in many other countries to adapt these methods to solving their own air quality problems.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2021111.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038304.html Headlines: August 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030749.html Peace Corps China]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4474.html Directory of China RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2285.html Messages and Announcements for China RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027922.html California]  <ref>[http://www.ocregister.com/ocr/2005/08/25/sections/news/news/article_648420.php Orange County Register  Ex-O.C. resident survives Peru crash  August 25, 2005]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Desert Research Institute.  "Dri Scientist John Watson Wins Top Air Quality Research Award"  July 20, 2000.
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* ''See Also [http://historyofthepeacecorps.org/annualreports/00.PDF Peace Corps Annual Report: 2000]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027775.html Science]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027768.html Physics]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027552.html Awards]  <ref>[http://news.dri.edu/nr2000/watson_AWMA.html Desert Research Institute.   "Dri Scientist John Watson Wins Top Air Quality Research Award"  July 20, 2000.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2005: Peace Corps Volunteer Kim in Peru: The hardest part of this experience will be the cold, especially since the water there elicits a unique form of brain freeze in the form of a shower. I’m not sure that my newfound appreciation for cold showers can survive there.==
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===2001: Peru Peace Corps Medical Director Andy Nichols dies at 64===
"I will be working with a truly fantastic group of women, called Club de Madres Esperanza. They are composed of 6-8 very talented ladies. These women are all knitters and have a great product to sell.  They hand-knit with 100% alpaca wool, and make hats, scarves, shawls, capes, ponchos, and blankets."  Story Date: August 25, 2005 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035063.html Click this link to read more.]
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Nichols was a physician in family and community medicine. He had been director of the University of Arizona Rural Health Office since 1970 and served as Medical Director for the Peace Corps in Peru. He also was active in U.S.-Mexican border health organizations.  [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/2629/1010863.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Arizona Republic.  "State Sen. Nichols Of Tucson Collapses, Dies"  April 20, 2001.
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038304.html Headlines: August 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2033460.html Blogs - Peru]  <ref>[http://spaces.msn.com/members/peacecorpsperu/ Personal Web Site  August 25  August 25, 2005]</ref>''
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* ''See Also [http://historyofthepeacecorps.org/annualreports/00.PDF Peace Corps Annual Report: 2001]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027645.html Obituaries]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027918.html Arizona]  <ref>[http://www.arizonarepublic.com/special12/articles/0420nichols20.html Arizona Republic.  "State Sen. Nichols Of Tucson Collapses, Dies"  April 20, 2001.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2005: Before he and his mother died in a plane crash in Peru this week, Steve Lotti returned home to Fayetteville from Bolivia this month after a two-year stint in the Peace Corps==
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===2001: Peruvian President taught in Peace Corps Training Program===
Steve Lotti, a 1998 University of Georgia graduate, had traveled to Europe and Africa as an archaeologist. He boxed, skydived and played rugby. Every year before he left for Bolivia, he took part in Hosea's Feed the Hungry program. "He wanted to be the kind of person who lived his life," said Young's son-in-law Cullen Lowery, his eyes reddened. "He had a blast." Story Date: August 25, 2005 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035079.html Click this link to read more.]
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To the people of Peru, he is the leading  candidate in the upcoming presidential  election.  To the people who went through State  University College at Brockport's Peace  Corps program in the summer of 1970,  he is the bright, personable language  instructor who rose to prominence from  one of the poorest areas of South America.   Leading in recent polls, Alejandro Toledo  stands a good chance of winning a runoff  election to be held in late May of early June.  "Everyone's really excited about it," said Hugh Pickens, a retired engineer in  Baltimore who runs a Web site for alumni  of Brockport's long defunct Peace Corps  program.  Some 150 graduates of the Peace Corps  program still keep in contact via e-mailand have been following Toledo's career  from the time he first ran for president  five years ago to his current campaignPickens said.  [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/2629/7519.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038304.html Headlines: August 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027245.html Peace Corps Bolivia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4422.html Directory of Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1525.html Messages and Announcements for Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027645.html Obituaries]  <ref>[http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/fayette/0805/26teacher.html Atlanta Journal Constitution  Trip of celebration turns to traged  August 25, 2005]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.  "Suny Brockport Alums Recall Peru's Toledo"  April 23, 2001.
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* ''See Also [http://historyofthepeacecorps.org/annualreports/00.PDF Peace Corps Annual Report: 2001]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.DemocratandChronicle.com/ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.   "Suny Brockport Alums Recall Peru's Toledo"  April 23, 2001.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2005: Scavengers Swarm Over Peru Plane Wreckage where RPCV Scott Lotti died==
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===2001: Peruvian stands on brink of presidency - and has 2 Tucsonans to thank for it ===
Hundreds of scavengers combed through the wreckage of a Peruvian airliner Thursday, carrying away scrap metal, passengers' belongings and electronic equipment that could have offered clues into what caused the crash that left at least 37 deadStory Date: August 25, 2005 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035439.html Click this link to read more.]
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Alejandro Toledo was a 17-year-old slum dweller with ambition but little opportunity when he met Nancy Deeds and Joel Meister in 1963.  The Peace Corps volunteers knocked on his family's door that year, looking for a place to live. Two years later, they were picking Toledo up at the airport in San Francisco, where he would start an education that launched him toward the presidency"Without the help of Nancy and Joel, I probably would not have got very far," Toledo wrote in his 1995 autobiography.  Now he finds himself leading opinion polls in the South American nation by 10 percentage points 2 1/2 weeks before the runoff election. � [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/6161.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038304.html Headlines: August 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027245.html Peace Corps Bolivia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4422.html Directory of Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1525.html Messages and Announcements for Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2005/08/25/international/i095427D98.DTL San Francisco Chronicle  Scavengers Swarm Over Peru Plane Wreckage  August 25, 2005]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Arizona Daily Star .  "Peruvian Stands On Brink Of Presidency - And Has 2 Tucsonans To Thank For It"  May 19, 2001.
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* ''See Also [http://historyofthepeacecorps.org/annualreports/00.PDF Peace Corps Annual Report: 2001]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027918.html Arizona]   <ref>[http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/azstarnet/main/abstract.html?QDesc=%5bazstarnet%5d%2BPeruvian%2Bstands%2Bon%2Bbrink%2Bof%2Bpresidency%2B-%2Band%2Bhas%2B2%2BTucsonans%2Bto%2Bthank%2Bfor%2Bit&QCPP=http:%2f%2fpqasb.pqarchiver.com%2fazstarnet%2fmain%2fresults.html%3fQryTxt%3dtoledo&QVPID=azstarnet-single-001&FrameName=doc&Args=site%3dazstarnet%26QDesc%3d%255bazstarnet%255d%2bPeruvian%2bstands%2bon%2bbrink%2bof%2bpresidency%2b-%2band%2bhas%2b2%2bTucsonans%2bto%2bthank%2bfor%2bit%26QVPID%3dazstarnet-single-001%26ID%3dazstarnet%26FMT%3dABS%26FMTS%3dFT&Qref=0%2E0%2E0%2E1%2B%2Faccount%2B46311270&QIID=000000073258993 Arizona Daily Star .   "Peruvian Stands On Brink Of Presidency - And Has 2 Tucsonans To Thank For It"  May 19, 2001.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2005: Peru RPCV Dr. Domenick Maglio has developed a comprehensive strategy to strengthen Americans' morality and lead them back to a life of traditional values==
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===2001: Dr. Haladayna talks about Peace Corps Service in Cusco, Peru from 1967-69===
In his book, Maglio lists several recommendations that he feels will help Americans win the "cultural war" that threatens their morality. Those recommendations include praying to God, being patriotic, ensuring children receive a traditional education, being good role models and saying what we believe, even if it's not politically correct  Story Date: September 3, 2005 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035570.html Click this link to read more.]
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Students at Big Rapids High School heard a firsthand account of life in another country, thanks to a visit by returned Peace Corps volunteer Ronald Haladyna, professor of Languages and Literature at Ferris State University. As part of Peace Corps Day ’99 on March 2, Dr. Haladyna spoke to the students of Kathy Hazlett’s BRHS class about his experiences while serving in Cusco, Peru from 1967-69. Haladyna returned last fall from revisiting the area he had served as a volunteer. [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2585.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038310.html Headlines: September 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027811.html Writing - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027922.html California]  <ref>[http://www.hernandotoday.com/MGB5VQG96DE.html Hernando Today  Minding morality  September 3, 2005]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Personal Web Site.  "Dr. Haladayna Talks About Peace Corps Service In Cusco, Peru From 1967-69"  June 26, 2001.
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* ''See Also [http://historyofthepeacecorps.org/annualreports/00.PDF Peace Corps Annual Report: 2001]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027828.html The Third Goal]  <ref>[http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/news/fyi/mar1899/peace.htm Personal Web Site.  "Dr. Haladayna Talks About Peace Corps Service In Cusco, Peru From 1967-69"  June 26, 2001.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2005: RPCV Peter Jensen runs Explorama in Peru's Amazon Jungle==
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===2001: All in the Family - Joanne Bailis met her husband, Michael, while working in Peru from 1964 to 1967 ===
Ceiba Tops is where we found Jenson, who started the venture 40 years ago. A one-time anthropologist-Peace Corps volunteer, Jenson has slowly built up from a single cruise boat to 20 vessels and five lodges offering 500 beds. With more than 150 guides, cooks, boat handlers, barmen and such, he said he’s the biggest employer in the Iquitos region. His 22 English-speaking guides all come from the Amazon area. Story Date: August 28, 2005 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035564.html Click this link to read more.]
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Most volunteers will admit the Peace Corps changed their lives. That's more true for Joanne Bailis than for most. She met her husband, Michael, while working in Peru from 1964 to 1967; their daughter Anya is currently serving in Chad. In Arequipa, the second-largest city, Bailis taught at a school for retarded children, one of only two in the entire country. She went from door to door in search of eligible pupils, asking strangers if they knew of any retarded children. Many of her students had been hidden away by their embarrassed families, rarely venturing out and lacking any stimulation. In some cases, they were living alongside the animals. Bailis and her husband were among the first groups of Peace Corps volunteers, and in some cases were the first Americans the Peruvians had ever seen. "Getting to know people who on the surface aren't like you makes you realize how similar people are," she said. "You get a world view." When the couple returned for a visit in 1970, they found paved roads and water and sewer systems, along with intangible proof that their efforts had been effective. "People became prouder of things Peruvian," Bailis said. "They were beginning to wear the beautiful native fabrics and jewelry again." [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2586.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038304.html Headlines: August 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027614.html Tourism]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027614.html Eco-Tourism]  <ref>[http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/living/12485507.htm Kansas City Star  Perils of the Amazon  August 28, 2005]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Personal Web Site.  "All In The Family - Joanne Bailis Met Her Husband, Michael, While Working In Peru From 1964 To 1967"  June 26, 2001.
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* ''See Also [http://historyofthepeacecorps.org/annualreports/00.PDF Peace Corps Annual Report: 2001]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.ohioonline.com/v01/i08/peace.html Personal Web Site.  "All In The Family - Joanne Bailis Met Her Husband, Michael, While Working In Peru From 1964 To 1967"  June 26, 2001.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2005: Alejandro Toledo: The Peace Corps President==
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===2001: George Wachtenheim, Peru RPCV, named new USAID Mission Director for Colombia ===
Nancy Meister and her ex-husband, Joel, may be among the most successful Peace Corps volunteers in the agency's history. Were it not for them, Alejandro Toledo would never have been elected president of Peru in 2001. Says David Arnold, editor of the magazine published by the National Peace Corps Association: "I cannot think of anyone whose personal friendship and long-time support for an individual has had such a profound influence as Nancy and Joel Meister, not only on an individual career but on the leadership of a nation."  Story Date: September 8, 2005 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035998.html Click this link to read more.]
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As a 25-year veteran of USAID, Wachtenheim brings considerable experience and expertise to Colombia. Prior to his new appointment, he served as Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean at USAID's headquarters in Washington, DC. Wachtenheim also has considerable experience and service in USAID's missions abroad. He has served as Mission Director in Mozambique and Peru and as Deputy Mission Director in Egypt, Honduras, and Bolivia. Wachtenheim was also Deputy Director of the Peace Corps in Venezuela and Peru after serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2591.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038310.html Headlines: September 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2076093.html Foreign Leaders]  <ref>[http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Cover/index?issue=2005-09-08 Tucson Weekly  The Peace Corps President  September 8, 2005]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  USAID.  "George Wachtenheim, Peru Rpcv, Named New Usaid Mission Director For Colombia"  June 26, 2001.
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* ''See Also [http://historyofthepeacecorps.org/annualreports/00.PDF Peace Corps Annual Report: 2001]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2015854.html USAID]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027257.html Peace Corps Colombia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4478.html Directory of Colombia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1521.html Messages and Announcements for Colombia RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.usaid.gov/press/releases/pr990818.html USAID.  "George Wachtenheim, Peru Rpcv, Named New Usaid Mission Director For Colombia"  June 26, 2001.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2005: Meisters among most successful volunteers==
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===2001: The Mathes's spent two years teaching at a teachers' college in Chiclayo, Peru, back in 1966-1968 ===
It is probably true that, without our initial support, our friend never would have been able to run for president of Peru. But there are hundreds, if not thousands, of returned Peace Corps volunteers, some of whom I know personally, who were much more successful in their educational, community development, technical and other activities in the Peace Corps than we were.  Story Date: September 29, 2005 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2036192.html Click this link to read more.]
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My husband and I spent two years teaching at a teachers' college in Chiclayo, Peru, back in 1966-1968. As a result, a part of my heart is Peruvian, even though we haven't been there for thirty years. When I hear Spanish spoken, or have the opportunity to speak Spanish, I still feel connected with Peru. [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2596.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038310.html Headlines: September 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Opinion/Content?oid=73337 Tucson Weekly  A Letter Written in an Attempt at Modesty  September 29, 2005]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Personal Web Site.  "The Mathes's Spent Two Years Teaching At A Teachers' College In Chiclayo, Peru, Back In 1966-1968"  June 26, 2001.
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* ''See Also [http://historyofthepeacecorps.org/annualreports/00.PDF Peace Corps Annual Report: 2001]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.mathesonline.com/Personal.html Personal Web Site.  "The Mathes's Spent Two Years Teaching At A Teachers' College In Chiclayo, Peru, Back In 1966-1968"  June 26, 2001.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2005: Joel S. Meister takes exception to statement that  he and his former wife "may have been the most successful Peace Corps volunteers in the program's history."==
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===2001: Warren Roberts went to Peru in 1964 as a Peace Corps volunteer ===
"There are hundreds, if not thousands, of returned Peace Corps volunteers, some of whom I know personally, who were much more successful in their educational, community development, technical and other activities in the Peace Corps than we were."  Story Date: September 29, 2005 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2037231.html Click this link to read more.]
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Even with his long and devoted ties to California, Roberts has managed to see his share of the rest of the world. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in landscape horticulture from UC Davis in 1964, he went to Peru as a Peace Corps volunteer. Two and a half years later, he returned to Davis and obtained his master’s degree in 1969. Then, it was back to Peru with the Peace Corps to assess damages after the 1970 earthquake. Somewhere in between he managed to travel in Europe as well. Described as a “wonderful ambassador for the university,” Roberts joined UC Davis as the arboretum superintendent in 1972. [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2602.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038310.html Headlines: September 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Opinion/Content?oid=73337 Tucson Weekly  A Letter Written in an Attempt at Modesty  September 29, 2005]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Personal Web Site.  "Warren Roberts Went To Peru In 1964 As A Peace Corps Volunteer"  June 26, 2001.
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* ''See Also [http://historyofthepeacecorps.org/annualreports/00.PDF Peace Corps Annual Report: 2001]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www-dateline.ucdavis.edu/011201/DL_roberts.html Personal Web Site.  "Warren Roberts Went To Peru In 1964 As A Peace Corps Volunteer"  June 26, 2001.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2005: Original article stated "Simply put, Nancy Meister and her ex-husband, Joel, may have been the most successful Peace Corps volunteers in the program's history"==
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===2001: Carolyn Kinsman served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru (1963 - 64) ===
Simply put, Nancy Meister and her ex-husband, Joel, may have been the most successful Peace Corps volunteers in the program's history. Were it not for them, Toledo undoubtedly would never have been elected president of Peru in 2001. Says David Arnold, editor of the magazine published by the National Peace Corps Association: "I cannot think of anyone whose personal friendship and long-time support for an individual has had such a profound influence as Nancy and Joel Meister, not only on an individual career but on the leadership of a nation."  Story Date: September 8, 2005 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2037232.html Click this link to read more.]
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From 1963 to 1965, Carolyn served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru, helping to establish artisan production and marketing cooperatives, than worked for two years in Puerto Rico, where she was part of a team that developed experiential approaches to Peace Corps volunteer training. She was a partner in a small business consulting and design firm in Lima, Peru, for two years, and lived a total of nine years in Latin America. She is fluent in Spanish.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2604.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Personal Web Site.  "Carolyn Kinsman Served As A Peace Corps Volunteer In Peru (1963 - 64)"  June 26, 2001.
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038310.html Headlines: September 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Cover/index?issue=2005-09-08 Tucson Weekly  The Peace Corps President  September 8, 2005]</ref>''
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* ''See Also [http://historyofthepeacecorps.org/annualreports/00.PDF Peace Corps Annual Report: 2001]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.processworks.com/about_carlolyn.html Personal Web Site.  "Carolyn Kinsman Served As A Peace Corps Volunteer In Peru (1963 - 64)"  June 26, 2001.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2005: Son of Peru RPCV John Platt wins prize for Peruvian Restaurant in Portland Oregon==
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===2001: The Mourning of Angels by Peru RPCV Patricia Edmisten===
The first time Andina’s Peter Platt heard it said that the three great cuisines of the world were French, Chinese and Peruvian, he was a bit taken back as well. “I was pretty surprised to hear him say that,” said Peter of a good friend of his who also happens to be a chef. Not that he didn’t already appreciate “the first great, original fusion cuisine,” as he puts it, but to hear the relatively little-known food that his mother had served him growing up in Corvallis referred to as one of the world’s greatest helped to add perspective to a pride he already took in his heritage. Story Date: November 11, 2005 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2038906.html Click this link to read more.]
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In straightforward, beautifully descriptive prose, subtly impregnated with the political and cultural history of Peru, Edmisten charts Lydia Schaefer´s journey from innocence--she is a Catholic girl, still a virgin, the product of a protective, loving home--to a stark, tragic maturity. Lydia describes her view beyond her barriada in Arequpa. ´Gray and white dominate the landscape. No road is paved. There are no trees. Nothing green. No spring flowers interfere with the dreariness. Looking up, however, there is visual relief. Misti, a 19,150-foot volcano, said to be dormant by experts, but alive to those who know her tremors, rises proudly over The City of my Hope. Snow lavishly bleeds down her sides, like the white mantle of the Madonna.´ [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1009925.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038937.html Headlines: November 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027596.html Cooking]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027927.html Oregon]  <ref>[http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2005/11/11/lifestyles/food/food1.txt Corvallis Gazette-Times  Peak of flavor  November 11, 2005]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Xlibros.  "Review Of "A Mourning Of Angels""  June 26, 2001.
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* ''See Also [http://historyofthepeacecorps.org/annualreports/00.PDF Peace Corps Annual Report: 2001]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027811.html Writing - Peru]  <ref>[HTTP://www1.xlibris.com/bookstore/bookdisplay.asp?bookid=11243 Xlibros.  "Review Of "A Mourning Of Angels""  June 26, 2001.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2005: Peru RPCV Judy Espinar creates Folk Art Market in New Mexico==
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===2001: Peace Corps Storyteller:  Rafting the Amazon by Charles Brennick: ===
The first market was a huge success. Many of the participants reported that the trip to Santa Fe was life-changing. This year, market-sponsored artists earned nearly $500,000, a 46-percent increase from 2004 sales. Story Date: November 24, 2005 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2039727.html Click this link to read more.]
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I’d been traveling for about a month since I finished my service with the Peace Corps in Paraguay. I was with my Chilean girlfriend, Pali, and our hope was to reach Venezuela, by land. We had already explored Paraguay, Bolivia and Central Peru. We had left Huancayo and after a long, bumpy bus ride, had arrived in a town called Pucallpa located in the Peruvian Amazon.  [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/2629/4312.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038937.html Headlines: November 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027765.html Small Business]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027226.html Art]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027641.html Folk Art]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027939.html New Mexico]  <ref>[http://www.santafenewmexican.com/ The Santa Fe New Mexican   JUDY ESPINAR  November 24, 2005]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Personal Web Site.  "I. Pucallpa"  July 16, 2001.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017899.html Headlines: July 2001]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027814.html Stories]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.tripsource.com/stories/Charles/Pucallpa.htm Personal Web Site.   "I. Pucallpa"  July 16, 2001.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2005: Daniel Pickens Manrique, son of Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens, opens Art Gallery "Imaginarte" in Huancayo, Peru==
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===2001: Frank Usher, Peru '67===
Que is lo primero que recuerdas de tu infancia?  ��La motocicleta de mi viejo en el patio de mi casa. Story Date: December 17, 2005 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2042361.html Click this link to read more.]
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Usher remembered that promise, when, as a political science major in his junior year, he saw a flier on a campus bulletin board advertising the Peace Corps. He signed up to become an agriculture teacher in the Rural Community Development Training Program. His group was the first to be trained outside the U.S. After months of intense training, an enthusiastic Usher was on his way to Checacupe, Peru, 11,000 feet up in the Andes Mountains. Usher got off to a rough start. On his third day, after eating at a restaurant owned by the mayor, he became ill. "I woke up at midnight feeling like a balloon ready to burst," he said. Violently ill with food poisoning, he found himself alone and sick. "I looked up at the sky and said, "Frank, if you can get through this, you can get through anything.'" The next morning, feeling weak from dehydration, he caught a bus to the Peace Corps headquarters where an American doctor treated him. After some rest, a shower and some clean clothes, he surprised everyone by saying he wanted to stay. [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/467/2013615.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2039545.html Headlines: December 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2050367.html RPCV Hugh Pickens (Peru)]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027226.html Art]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2070520.html Galleries]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027706.html Painting]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]   <ref>[http://www.correoperu.com.pe/ Correo  Imaginarte  December 17, 2005]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  UCR.  "Frank Usher '67"  July 18, 2001.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017899.html Headlines: July 2001]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]   <ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/19991012214204/http://www.ucr.edu/SubPages/2CurNewsFold/Tabloid/Alumni/peace.html UCR"Frank Usher '67"  July 18, 2001.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2006: African-American Peace Corps volunteer Angela Jones has — to her surprise — blended into Peru==
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===2001: Team To Assess Re-Opening of Program In Peru===
As one of her secondary projects, Jones recently formed an association of black volunteers along with two other Peace Corps colleagues. The association works as a support group and forum for understanding the experiences of Africans living in Peru. The group travels to villages with large black populations, where they talk with community members about their issues and integration into mainstream Peruvian society. Story Date: February 15, 2006 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2044243.html Click this link to read more.]
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The Peace Corps announced today that it is exploring the possible re-opening of a program in Peru. In response to President Alejandro Toledo’s election day statement of interest in Peace Corps returning to Peru, a team of personnel will be traveling to Lima to conduct an initial assessment of the programmatic opportunities and the security environment and conditions there. Peace Corps first opened a program in Peru in 1962 and left at the request of President General Juan Velasco Alvarado in 1975, when it was felt that the developmental work could be effectively continued by local citizens. The assessment team will be in Peru from October 21-27, 2001, and will meet with a variety of government officials and development organizations to assess where Peace Corps volunteers might best collaborate with Peruvians on grassroots development projects. Previous programs supported 137 volunteers and trainees in agriculture, education, fisheries, forestry and earthquake reconstruction program. [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/2629/1010307.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2043020.html Headlines: February 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027563.html African American Issues]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027717.html Minority Volunteers]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027725.html Music]  <ref>[http://peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.media.press.view&news_id=1094 Peace Corps Peace Corps Volunteer Changing the Face of America Abroad  February 15, 2006]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Peace Corps Press Release.  "Read The Peace Corps Press Release On The Possible Re-Opening Of Peace Corps Programs In Peru:"  October 23, 2001.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017902.html Headlines: October 2001]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://peacecorps.gov/news/news/view.cfm?news_id=593 Peace Corps Press Release.  "Read The Peace Corps Press Release On The Possible Re-Opening Of Peace Corps Programs In Peru:"  October 23, 2001.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2006: Peace Corps Volunteers  Wayne and Rolly Thompson eat guinea pig in Peru==
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===2002: Peru RPCV Albert Pagano, 71, of Vineland died in South Jersey ===
My hosts took great pride in offering me the front of the guinea pig. The first time, I played with the guinea pig quite a bit. As the others watched to see whether I would eat it or not, I swallowed as much as I could. Story Date: March 1, 2006  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2044546.html Click this link to read more.]
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Born in Newfield, Mr. Pagano was a lifelong resident of Vineland. Albert was co-owner of Pagano Construction Co. in Vineland for many years. He was a 1949 graduate of Vineland High School. He was an alumni of St. John's College in Annapolis, Md., and the Great Books Program, class of 1960. He volunteered and served in the Peace Corps from 1960 to 1962 in Lima, Peru. He was a Navy Seabees from 1951 to 1955.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2021046.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2045428.html Headlines: March 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027639.html Food]  <ref>[http://www.registerguard.com/news/2006/03/01/fd.peacecorps.0301.p1.php?section=entree The Register-Guard  Bowlfuls of borsch  March 1, 2006]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  The Daily Journal.  "Albert Pagano, 71"  January 23, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017905.html Headlines: January 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027645.html Obituaries]  <ref>[http://www.thedailyjournal.com/news/stories/20020123/obituaries/1513964.html The Daily Journal.  "Albert Pagano, 71"  January 23, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2006: RPCV  Alan Coyne returns to Peru after 37 years==
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===2002: U.S. Peace Corps to Heed President Bush's Call for Volunteers===
The welcome was immediate and overwhelming from villagers who remembered Alan. Even though the 26-year islander has led his profession as president of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors, it's hard to imagine people following the quiet "El Gringo Alan" through the streets like a Pied Piper. Story Date: May 8, 2006 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2047265.html Click this link to read more.]
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President Bush is to be commended for his strong emphasis on volunteerism in his State of the Union speech last night and, in particular, his support of Peace Corps volunteers. For more than 40 years, Peace Corps volunteers have worked overseas at the grassroots level with the goal of promoting world peace and friendship by helping to train individuals in their host countries, educating them about Americans, and upon return to the United States, helping to educate Americans about the countries in which they served. As the President relayed in his message and consistent with the safety and security of each volunteer, Peace Corps will expand its presence worldwide. There is a demand for Peace Corps volunteers throughout the world and an enormous interest on the part of Americans to serve overseas. We are in agreement with the President to double the number of Peace Corps volunteers over the next five years. [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/2629/1009481.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068858.html Headlines: May 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2050149.html RPCV John Coyne (Ethiopia)]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027791.html Return to our Country of Service - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027953.html South Carolina]  <ref>[http://www.islandpacket.com/features/story/5714551p-5117937c.html Hilton Head Island Packet  Former Peace Corps volunteer returns to Peru with his son after 37 years  May 8, 2006]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  US State Department.  "U.s. Peace Corps To Heed President Bush's Call For Volunteers"  January 30, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017905.html Headlines: January 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030738.html Peace Corps Afghanistan]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2294.html Directory of Afghanistan RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2283.html Messages and Announcements for Afghanistan RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027266.html Peace Corps East Timor]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2013494.html Directory of East Timor RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2013495.html Messages and Announcements for East Timor RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027788.html President Bush]  <ref>[http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/volunteer/peacecor.htm US State Department.  "U.s. Peace Corps To Heed President Bush's Call For Volunteers"  January 30, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2006: Peru RPCV Andy Nichols' story inspires public-health grad student==
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===2002: Bush to visit Peru and El Salvador next month ===
Before Nichols entered politics, the former Peace Corps volunteer who spoke Spanish paved the way to create rural and border health programs.  He created a public-health program at the UA, which eventually became the Zuckerman College of Public Health. He was instrumental in establishing five federally funded rural-health centers in Arizona and he helped establish the federal U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, which coordinates binational border health programs. Story Date: April 21, 2006 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2052244.html Click this link to read more.]
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Bush will visit Peru on March 23 to meet with President Alejandro Toledo, then travel to El Salvador for a meeting with President Francisco Flores the following day, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said Thursday.  [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/2629/1009973.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Boston Herald.  "Bush To Visit Peru And El Salvador Next Month"  February 7, 2002.
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068857.html Headlines: April 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027796.html Public Health]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027713.html Medicine]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027918.html Arizona]  <ref>[http://www.azstarnet.com/ Arizona Daily Star    Ernesto Portillo Jr.: Andy Nichols' story inspires public-health grad student  April 21, 2006]</ref>''
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017906.html Headlines: February 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027788.html President Bush]  <ref>[http://www2.bostonherald.com/news/international/ap_peru02072002.htm Boston Herald.   "Bush To Visit Peru And El Salvador Next Month"  February 7, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2006: Lt. Ehren Watada, son of Peru RPCV Robert Watada, calls Iraq war illegal, refuses order to go==
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===2002: President Bush plans trip to Peru in March===
"I feel that we have been lied to and betrayed by this administration," Watada said Tuesday in a telephone interview from Fort Lewis. "It is the duty, the obligation of every soldier, and specifically the officers, to evaluate the legality, the truth behind every order — including the order to go to war." His father — Robert Watada, a retired Hawaii state official — was opposed to the war in Vietnam, and was able to do alternative service in the Peace Corps in Peru. Story Date: June 6, 2006 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2047944.html Click this link to read more.]
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Bush is to travel to Lima, Peru, on March 23 and San Salvador on March 24 after he attends the International Conference on Financing for Development, a conference sponsored by the United Nations in Monterrey, Mexico. "Peruvians over the last year have reaffirmed strongly their commitment to democratic principles and have shown leadership in promoting these principles throughout the Inter-American region," White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said. In Peru, Bush is to meet with President Alejandro Toledo to discuss free trade and efforts to blunt narcotics trafficking.  [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/467/1010865.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068859.html Headlines: June 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027715.html Military]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027677.html Iraq]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027915.html Hawaii]  <ref>[http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003044627_nogo7m.html?syndication=rss Seattle Times  Officer at Fort Lewis calls Iraq war illegal, refuses order to go  June 6, 2006]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  San Antonio Express News.  "Bush Adds Peru, Salvador To Trip"  February 8, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017906.html Headlines: February 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027788.html President Bush]  <ref>[http://news.mysanantonio.com/story.cfm?xla=saen&xlb=190&xlc=603843 San Antonio Express News.  "Bush Adds Peru, Salvador To Trip"  February 8, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2006: Peru RPCV Alice Gilmore Alusic writes: Only in a culture of deep hospitality could a homemaker stretch an egg to serve six people, rather than serve nothing to the two guests who happened into her kitchen at breakfast time==
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===2002: Peace Corps to send volunteers to Peru and East Timor===
It was my custom, as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching English in a small Peruvian town in the mid-1960s, to take breakfast at the pension up the cobblestoned main street. My compatriot Bob also usually ate at the pension in the morning. But on a particular morning, as I stepped out of my room in the family compound where I lived, I heard his laugh burbling out from just across the grassless courtyard. He must have come visiting. Bob and I understood that it would be a breach of Peruvian hospitality to refuse to stay for the breakfast that Shena and Miguel were so obviously preparing for us, their unexpected guests. Story Date: June 26, 2006  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2050684.html Click this link to read more.]
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Through the USA Freedom Corps effort, President Bush seeks to strengthen the Peace Corps as an organization and offer the talent of Peace Corps volunteers to new countries around the world.  Doubling the Size of the Peace Corps: There are currently 7,000 Peace Corps volunteers serving in 70 countries around the world. President Bush pledged to double the size of the Peace Corps over the next five years -- bringing the Peace Corps close to its peak enrollment levels of the mid-1960s.  Increasing the Number of Countries Where Peace Corps Members Serve: President Bush will work to expand opportunities for American volunteers to serve in countries where the Peace Corps does not currently have a presence and where the needs for Peace Corps assistance may be great. This includes expanding Peace Corps service in Islamic countries.   Within the next 6 months, a number of countriesincluding East Timor and Peruwill welcome Peace Corps volunteers. And, over the next two months, Peace Corps volunteers will be returning to the Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in Central Asia.   Peace Corps assessment teams will be sent to countries like Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Swaziland and Chad to evaluate opportunities for service.   Sending Crisis Corps Members to Assist the Rebuilding of Afghanistan: An assessment team of Peace Corps staff members and experienced Peace Corps volunteerspart of the Crisis Corps programwill travel to Afghanistan within weeks to evaluate opportunities for the Peace Corps to assist the Afghan people in rebuilding.  Expediting Applications for Peace Corps Volunteers: President Bush also called for streamlining the application process for Peace Corps volunteers, as well as improving the management, information technology and other skills and training to expand opportunities for today's Peace Corps members.   Since President Bush announced his USA Freedom Corps initiative on January 29, more than 2,775 potential Peace Corps volunteers have started applications and almost 7,000 men and women have contacted the Peace Corps to ask about volunteering. The Peace Corps estimates that there has been a 300% increase in volunteer interest.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/7165.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068859.html Headlines: June 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027596.html Cooking]  <ref>[http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0626/p18s02-hfes.html Christian Science Monitor  One egg, two guests - and a meal for six  June 26, 2006]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  White House Press Release.  "Fact Sheet: The President's Commitment To Strengthening The Peace Corps"  February 15, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017906.html Headlines: February 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027266.html Peace Corps East Timor]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2013494.html Directory of East Timor RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2013495.html Messages and Announcements for East Timor RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030738.html Peace Corps Afghanistan]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2294.html Directory of Afghanistan RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2283.html Messages and Announcements for Afghanistan RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027358.html Peace Corps Uzbekistan]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4820.html Directory of Uzbekistan RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1541.html Messages and Announcements for Uzbekistan RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027353.html Peace Corps Turkmenistan]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4800.html Directory of Turkmenistan RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1545.html Messages and Announcements for Turkmenistan RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/02/20020215-4.html White House Press Release.  "Fact Sheet: The President's Commitment To Strengthening The Peace Corps"  February 15, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2005: Bolivia RPCV Michael Hirsh to to direct Peace Corps in Peru==
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===2002: Peru RPCV Hank Finken performs one man plays===
It will be the fourth Peace Corps tour for Hirsh, 60, who served as a volunteer during 1970 and 1971 in Punata, Bolivia. From 1980-83, he was the assistant country director in Ecuador, and from 1992-1997 was country director in the Dominican Republic. Story Date: December 29, 2005  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2051139.html Click this link to read more.]
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Performer, published author, and playwright, Mr. Hank Fincken has written and produced 12 original plays and published 25 stories. He has enchanted his audiences, not only across the United States, but in South America as well. Hank has the distinction of being named “Master Artist” by the Indiana Arts Commission, as well as receiving the “Achievement and Service Award” by the Indiana Theatre Association.   [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/7262.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Personal Web Site.  "Hank Fincken"  February 21, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017906.html Headlines: February 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2015870.html Acting]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2095400.html Theatre]  <ref>[http://www.yagc.org/fincken.htm Personal Web Site.  "Hank Fincken"  February 21, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2039545.html Headlines: December 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027589.html Country Directors - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027245.html Peace Corps Bolivia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4422.html Directory of Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1525.html Messages and Announcements for Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027265.html Peace Corps Dominican Republic]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4492.html Directory of Dominican Republic RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1437.html Messages and Announcements for Dominican Republic RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.jewishsightseeing.com/dhh_weblog/2004-blog/2004-12/2004-12-29hirsh-peace_corps.htm Jewish sightseeing  Michael Hirsh to leave UJF  December 29, 2005]</ref>''
 
  
==2006: Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens writes:  A Victorian Mansion in Baltimore's Reservoir Hill==
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===2002: President Bush announces return of Peace Corps to Peru===
"When I served in the Peace Corps 35 years ago one of the most interesting and rewarding aspects of the experience was the opportunity to speak the language, learn the music, poetry, and customs of my country of service, and to some extent "get inside the heads" of the people I was working with to understand the world through their point of view. Living in a Victorian house for twenty years and immersing ourselves in books and movies that portray Victorian life has allowed my wife and I a similar experience - a journey not in distance but in time. In our culture today, we think of ourselves as advanced and modern, but in the past few years we have come to admire many aspects of Victorian life, the moral code that they lived by, and the graciousness of sharing our Victorian home with family and friends."  Story Date: July 25, 2006  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2052416.html Click this link to read more.]
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Bush announced plans to revive the Peace Corps, a venerated symbol of American largesse, with his signing of an agreement to reintroduce the agency to Peru after an absence of 27 years. “The first volunteers will arrive in August, a symbol of the stronger ties between our people and the stronger relationship between our nations,” Bush told a news conference with Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo. The agency first opened a program in Peru in 1962 but was expelled in 1975 by Peru’s then-military government. More than 2,000 American volunteers worked in Peru during those 13 years in development projects linked with education, agriculture, small businesses and social infrastructure.   [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/2629/7515.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068860.html Headlines: July 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2050367.html RPCV Hugh Pickens (Peru)]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027576.html Cross Cultural Issues]  <ref>[http://reservoirhill.org/ Reservoir Hill  A Victorian Mansion in Baltimore's Reservoir Hill  July 25, 2006]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  MSNBC.  "Bush Arrives In Crisis-Stricken Peru"  March 23, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017907.html Headlines: March 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027748.html Overseas Programs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027748.html Expansion]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027788.html President Bush]  <ref>[http://www.msnbc.com/news/727402.asp MSNBC.  "Bush Arrives In Crisis-Stricken Peru"  March 23, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2006: Lt. Ehren Watada, son of Peru RPCV Robert Watada, says he was following his conscience and upholding his duty not to obey illegal orders==
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===2002: Renewal of Peace Corps Program in Peru===
In January, after he became convinced that the war was illegal, he tried to resign rather than go to Iraq, but the Army wouldn't let him do so. As a compromise, he asked to be sent instead to Afghanistan, a war he supports. His request was not granted. Story Date: August 18, 2006 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2055624.html Click this link to read more.]
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President Bush is pleased to announce the re-establishment of the Peace Corps program in Peru, after a 27-year hiatus. Peruvian President Toledo, who requested the program's return in December 2001, has a special connection to Peace Corps: Peace Corps volunteers helped him win a scholarship to study in the United States. Peace Corps Director Gaddi H. Vasquez and Peruvian Foreign Minister Diego Garcia-Sayan will formalize the agreement in a signing ceremony during the President's visit to Peru on March 23. The Peace Corps will open the program with an initial group of approximately ten volunteers who will transfer to Peru from Spanish-speaking posts in mid-August. An additional ten volunteers will arrive in Lima in November to begin their training.  [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/467/2013618.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068861.html Headlines: August 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027715.html Military]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027677.html Iraq]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027915.html Hawaii]  <ref>[http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0\,8599\,1228779\,00.html Time  Putting the Iraq War on Trial  August 18, 2006]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  US Department of State.  "Renewal Of Peace Corps Program In Peru"  March 24, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017907.html Headlines: March 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/volunteer/fs032402.htm US Department of State.  "Renewal Of Peace Corps Program In Peru"  March 24, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2006: When "Mama Doris," wife of Peru RPCV John Platt, opened a sophisticated New Andean Peruvian restaurant in this city's fashionable Pearl District three years ago, she never imagined the enthusiastic response==
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===2002: Bush touts reestablishment of the Peace Corps in Peru===
The success of Doris Rodriguez de Platt and her family reflects the burgeoning interest in the foodways of the third largest South American country. Peruvian cuisine, with its mix of immigrant influences and characteristic native ingredients including colorful corn, chiles and potatoes, is exploding onto the culinary scene here and abroad, particularly in Japan, Spain and other parts of Europe and CanadaStory Date: August 9, 2006  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2057971.html Click this link to read more.]
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Among the panoply of bilateral initiatives that Bush touted here was the reestablishment of the Peace Corps in Peru--27 years after its presence was ended by an anti-U.S. regime.  The first of the Peace Corps volunteers are expected back in August, Bush saidToledo has a personal connection to the program: Years ago, Peace Corps volunteers helped him win a scholarship to study in the United States.  [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/2629/2016620.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068861.html Headlines: August 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027596.html Cooking]  <ref>[http://journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ/MGArticle/WSJ_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1149189868058 Winston-Salem Journal  DISTINCTIVE: Peruvian food is exploding onto the culinary scene  August 9, 2006]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  LA Times.  "President Discusses Trade In Tense Peru Talks With Toledo Also Focus On Drugs And Peace While Authorities Break Up Protests. Critics At Home Say U.s. Leader Is Pandering To Latinos."  March 24, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017907.html Headlines: March 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027788.html President Bush]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-032402bush.story LA Times.  "President Discusses Trade In Tense Peru Talks With Toledo Also Focus On Drugs And Peace While Authorities Break Up Protests. Critics At Home Say U.s. Leader Is Pandering To Latinos."  March 24, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2006: Ecuador RPCV Bob Watada opposed the Vietnam war and avoided serving in it by joining the Peace Corps, then going to graduate school==
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===2002: Cuerpo de Paz: prioridad a la salud y agricultura===
When Ehren Watada signed up for the army, he thought he was being patriotic. But after talking to veterans returning from Iraq and studying documents that showed Bush had lied about weapons of mass destruction there, the 28-year-old lieutenant became convinced that the patriotic position was to refuse deployment to Iraq. “After 9/11, he wanted to do something to serve the community, to serve the country,” said his father, Bob Watada, over coffee Monday morning in a South Berkeley café. The elder Watada is in the Bay Area this week speaking at more than a dozen events from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa in an effort to bring pressure from “the court of public opinion” to bear on the military. Story Date: August 22, 2006 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2082464.html Click this link to read more.]
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"En Estados Unidos, para los voluntarios que conocen la historia del presidente Alejandro Toledo, él es una gran inspiración, porque refleja las mejoras que hizo el programa en las vidas de las personas, la comunidad y el país. Cuando realizamos trabajos, no esperamos ver resultados inmediatos. Para los voluntarios familiarizados con el trabajo en el Perú en años pasados y que ven que una de las personas que recibió sus servicios y asistencia es el presidente del Perú, esto constituye un gran orgullo. Significa que hubo un impacto positivo y se ofrece una gran oportunidad para verificar que este trabajo es edificante." [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/7524.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068861.html Headlines: August 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027715.html Military]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027677.html Iraq]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027915.html Hawaii]   <ref>[http://www.berkeleydaily.org/text/article.cfm?issue=08-22-06&storyID=24908 Berkeley Daily Planet  Father of Army Officer Resisting War Speaks Out  August 22, 2006]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  El Peruano.  "Cuerpo De Paz: Prioridad A La Salud Y Agricultura"  March 25, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017907.html Headlines: March 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027748.html Expansion]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027732.html Gaddi Vasquez (Director 2002 - 2006)]   <ref>[http://www.editoraperu.com.pe/edc/02/03/25/soc4.htm El Peruano"Cuerpo De Paz: Prioridad A La Salud Y Agricultura"  March 25, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2002: Peru RPCV Joan LaLiberte brings a Part of the West with Her==
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===2002: Daniela Vaughan es una candidata a voluntaria del Cuerpo de Paz===
To date, the wolf has proved to be a teaching and a pastoral opportunity for the parish. Thus far, the law rather than the parish and the local residents has presented the only serious problem. Unlike the state of Idaho, where wild four-footed carnivores are a bit more commonplace, New York State rather severely regulates the ownership of a wolf. At the present time, only LaLiberte is allowed near Singer, so that although Singer and Pt’chee come in the house at night, during the day they are confined to their run alongside the rectory. Story Date: September 1, 2002 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2058251.html Click this link to read more.]
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Daniela Vaughan, de 22 años de edad, es una candidata a voluntaria del Cuerpo de Paz y dijo que se siente un poquito nerviosa y a la vez feliz porque va a compartir sus experiencias con los moradores de la comunidad de Cabuya, en la provincia de Veraguas. Daniela estudió Biología del Ambiente en una universidad de New York y mientras estudiaba vivía cómodamente en un apartamento con aire acondicionado, energía eléctrica y agua potable. Pero por espacio de dos años, esta joven cambiará su estilo de vida, ahora vivirá en una casa de barro, con piso de tierra, sin electricidad ni agua potable.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2016597.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  La Prensa.  "Una Cultura Al Servicio De La Paz"  March 25, 2002.
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017913.html Headlines: September 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027223.html Animals]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027817.html Wildlife]  <ref>[http://eny.dioceseny.org/0902/wolf.html The Episcopal New Yorker  New Rector Brings a Part of the West with Her to Callicoon  September 1, 2002]</ref>''
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017907.html Headlines: March 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030755.html Peace Corps Panama]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4688.html Directory of Panama RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1505.html Messages and Announcements for Panama RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.prensa.com/hoy/portada.shtml La Prensa.  "Una Cultura Al Servicio De La Paz"  March 25, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2006: Peru RPCV Maureen Haggerty honored for her exceptional efforts as a special education teacher==
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===2002: Ecuador RPCV Frank Shoemaker writes: Rubber Boots===
But it was Haggerty's experience before landing in the Brazos Valley that most helped shape her as a teacher, she said. After completing college, the Tennessee native joined the Peace Corps in 1971 and served as a teacher during the years following a disastrous earthquake in Peru. Story Date: September 3, 2006 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2070172.html Click this link to read more.]
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I have friends in jail because of drugs; I have lost friends to drug abuse. The supply of drugs in the United States has not changed one iota no matter how many people are in jail or die from the disease of addiction; no matter how many people are killed in whatever country. This issue alone has an enormous impact on the health and well being of our children of Southwest Neraska. Columbia and the policies of the United States towards that country seem far away from us in Southwest Nebraska, but their impact is significant.��When I was living in the jungle in 1972, the rubber boots didn’t seem very important to a young Peace Corps volunteer just out of college. The mother and her child are dead, the Columbian college kid is probably dead, and maybe you have a son who’s in jail or who has died from the disease of addiction. Albert Einstein said, “Our actions should be based on the ever-present awareness that human beings in their thinking, feeling, and acting are not free but are just as causally bound as the stars in their motion.” Vietnam started in this same way, that is, starting with military advisers, then increasing military aid through different administrations, and finally an all out invasion. It’s not the cold war you say; its different somehow you say. Maybe. It is interesting to note that now that a few years have passed, the Vietnamese want to do business with us. If you would like more information, you can go to a search engine on the web (I used www.google.com) and type in key words such as FARC; if you would like to know how we treated drug addiction in the past, a study of the Harrison Drug Act of 1915 and why it was passed might be interesting. Southwest Nebraska is a great place to live, and I suspect that there are many stories like mine that local residents living in this part of Nebraska have hidden away like secret treasures. [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2132132.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068862.html Headlines: September 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027552.html Awards]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027603.html Disabilities]  <ref>[http://www.theeagle.com/stories/090306/schools_20060903025.php Theeagle.com   College Station teacher honored for her exceptional efforts  September 3, 2006]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Southwest Nebraska News.  "Rubber Boots, A Commentary By Frank Shoemaker"  April 4, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017908.html Headlines: April 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030730.html Peace Corps Ecuador]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4497.html Directory of Ecuador RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2334.html Messages and Announcements for Ecuador RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027257.html Peace Corps Colombia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4478.html Directory of Colombia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1521.html Messages and Announcements for Colombia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027604.html Drugs]  <ref>[http://www.swnebr.net/newspaper/cgi-bin/articles/articlearchiver.pl?152284 Southwest Nebraska News"Rubber Boots, A Commentary By Frank Shoemaker"  April 4, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2006: Peru RPCV John McAuliff says that his group wants Washington to lift its 40-year-old restrictions on U.S. travel to the island, just as it liberalized U.S. food sales to Cuba==
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===2002: Peru RPCV Vicki Huddleston is Top US Diplomat in Cuba===
"We've isolated ourselves with our policy toward Cuba," said McAuliff, a former Peace Corps volunteer, active for 21 years with a New York-based nonprofit group called Fund for Reconciliation and Development that initially pushed for exchanges with Vietnam and Cambodia and took groups there. Story Date: September 12, 2006  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2060151.html Click this link to read more.]
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Earlier in her career, she was chief of the Economic Sections in Sierra Leone and in Mali. She has worked in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, the Office of Mexican Affairs, and as Country Desk Officer for Bolivia. In 1988-1989, while working for Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, she drafted the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) legislation which became law in 1990. Prior to entering the Foreign Service, she worked in Peru and Brazil for the American Institute for Free Labor Development. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru, she organized the financing for the two housing cooperatives in Arequipa.  [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/2629/1007882.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068862.html Headlines: September 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/custom/tourism/orl-cuba1206sep12\,0\,5683560.story?coll=orl-business-headlines-tourism Orlando Sentinel   Group that backs freedom of travel to Cuba seeks support for changes  September 12, 2006]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  CNN.  "Peru Rpcv Vicki Huddleston Is Top Us Diplomat In Cuba"  May 17, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017909.html Headlines: May 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027209.html Diplomacy]  <ref>[http://www.state.gov/www/regions/wha/cuba/huddleston_vicki.html CNN"Peru Rpcv Vicki Huddleston Is Top Us Diplomat In Cuba"  May 17, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2006: Meredith Dorneker is leaving to serve with the Peace Corps in Peru==
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===2002: Peru RPCV Joan LaLiberte raises a wolf cross at her church rectory===
Meredith's mother, Anne Dorneker, wasn't thrilled initially with her daughter's decision to join the Peace Corps. She envisioned politically hostile countries that seemingly lacked basic amenities like running water and hot showers. "I'm an old person, so I think of hippies in the '70s," Anne Dorneker said. "JFK and do-gooders." Story Date: September 13, 2006 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2060741.html Click this link to read more.]
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Singer is a domestic-bred dog, even hand-fed as a baby by a breeder. His parents, LaLiberte said, were also domestic-bred despite their wolfish background. Singer even has a few drops of German Shepherd in him, classifying him as a wolf cross rather than a full-blooded wolf. "Being captive-bred, he’s more like a dog than a wolf," LaLiberte explained. And that means he spends his days tagging along after his master when he’s in the house. The "alpha male" defers to the wishes of his mate, Ptchee, who gets the head of the bed next to Mom at night and the best dog biscuits at snack time. [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/2629/1009482.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068862.html Headlines: September 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://forestparkreview.com/main.asp?SectionID=6&SubSectionID=51&ArticleID=1587&TM=83349.66 Forest Park Review  Service to others, far from home  September 13, 2006]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Sullivan County Democrat.  "Meet Callicoon's Newest Resident"  May 28, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017909.html Headlines: May 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/7018.html What RPCVs are doing]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027223.html Animals]  <ref>[http://www.sc-democrat.com/archives/2002/news/05May/28/wolf.html Sullivan County Democrat.   "Meet Callicoon's Newest Resident"  May 28, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2006: Ricardo Chavira narrates newest Peace Corps Public Service Announcements==
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===2002: Empty-handed===
The PSAs are narrated by Ricardo Chavira, who currently stars as Carlos Solis on the ABC show Desperate Housewives. Ricardo's parents, Juan Chavira and Elizabeth Ries Chavira, were \link{http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2032561.html, both Peace Corps Volunteers}, serving in Peru from 1966-68. Ricardo narrated both the English and Spanish language version of the PSA. "I grew up hearing about how my parents' Peace Corps experiences shaped their careers and attitudes," said Chavira. "I'm delighted to share in this legacy by working with the Peace Corps to support its mission of promoting world peace and friendship."  Story Date: September 25, 2006  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2060183.html Click this link to read more.]
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Bush did, however, spring one surprise: the return of the Peace Corps to Peru after a 27-year absence. The volunteer corps, which the U.S. president says will “teach that we’re a loving country, that we care deeply about the citizens of the world,” left Peru amid anti-U.S. sentiment during a leftist military government. By August, Peru should see the first of about 150 Peace Corps volunteers who will serve in the Andean nation through 2003. Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo welcomed the corps’ return. But a Peruvian journalist had a different reaction at a news conference with Bush: “You are in a region now that has been devastated by terrorism and subversion and drug trafficking for more than three decades and you are offering us the Peace Corps?”  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/1008312.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068862.html Headlines: September 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027217.html Advertising]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027822.html Television]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027797.html Recruitment]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.media.press.view&news_id=1157 Peace Corps Press Release  New Television Spots Showcase Decision to Join Peace Corps  September 25, 2006]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Latin Trade.  "Empty-Handed"  June 1, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017910.html Headlines: June 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027578.html Criticism]  <ref>[http://www.latintrade.com/newsite/content/archives.cfm?StoryID=1707 Latin Trade.   "Empty-Handed"  June 1, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2005: Desperate Housewives' Ricardo Chavira is the son of two former Peace Corps volunteers who became health care professionals in the Latino community==
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===2002Peruvian President to Open Returned Peace Corps Anniversary Conference ===
Chavira is the son of two former Peace Corps volunteers who became health care professionals in the Latino community. His father, Juan Antonio, is the son of migrant workers; Chavira remembers his mother for her "great smile and great laugh." Though his father gave emotional and financial support, his mother's death--which the family rarely discussed--threw Chavira into turmoil. As difficult as those memories remain, Chavira, now 33, has decided to use his experience to help educate others. As a Latino, he hopes to reach out to the men of his community, especially those who have been raised not to talk about women's health issues. Even worse, he says, "some Latino women aren't getting early detection. They're fearful their husbands might get upset because they're going to see a male doctor for a breast examination." Chavira will serve as honorary chair of this year's Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's National Race for the Cure, to be held in Washington, D.C., June 4. "My message is, Guys, put the old ways aside. These are our mothers, daughters and wives."  Story Date: June 6, 2005 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2032561.html Click this link to read more.]
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Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo Manrique will deliver the keynote address to officially open the 40 Plus One anniversary conference of the Peace Corps at 9 a.m., June 21 at the DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and D Streets, NW. President Toledo has been a friend of the Peace Corps since early Peru volunteers stayed with his family in the 1960s. He will be introduced by two of those volunteers, Joel Meister and Nancy Deeds Meister, said Dane Smith, president of the National Peace Corps Association, sponsor of the conference/reunion that will last through Sunday. "The participation of President Toledo testifies to the enduring legacy of Peace Corps volunteers in 135 countries around the world," Smith said. "We are pleased he could be with us to share his personal and his country's ties with Peace Corps." More than 1,600 returned volunteers have registered to participant in the conference. [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/2629/2016632.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2032620.html Headlines: June 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027822.html Television]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027769.html Service]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027672.html Hispanic Issues]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]  <ref>[http://people.aol.com/people People  Desperate Housewives' Ricardo Chavira  June 6, 2005]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  US Newswire.  "Peruvian President To Open Returned Peace Corps Anniversary Conference"  June 17, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017910.html Headlines: June 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027718.html NPCA]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027633.html Fortieth plus one]  <ref>[http://www.usnewswire.com/topnews/first/0617-103.html US Newswire.  "Peruvian President To Open Returned Peace Corps Anniversary Conference"  June 17, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2006: Bush promises Peru's Garcia to push for trade pact==
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===2002: Peru RPCV Jack Hoffbuhr remembers Safety and Security of Andean Buses===
Garcia, making his first official visit to the White House since becoming president in July, has embraced the free trade agreement after criticizing it during his election campaign. The free trade agreement was negotiated during the term of President Alejandro Toledo, the \newurl{http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2033040.html#POST46653, Peace Corps President}. Story Date: October 10, 2006 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2061417.html Click this link to read more.]
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"It was during my Peace Corps days high in the Peruvian Andes. My partner and I were working in the very small villages of that area building water systems, roads, and schools. It just so happened that Che Guevara's minions were also in the same area recruiting and taking anything that wasn't nailed down. But because we pretty much looked and smelled like everyone else, they left us alone." [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/2629/1008789.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068863.html Headlines: October 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027778.html Politics]  <ref>[http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061010/pl_nm/trade_peru_usa_dc_2 Yahoo News Bush promises Peru's Garcia to push for trade pact  October 10, 2006]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  American Water Works Association Journal .  "The Three C's"  July 1, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017911.html Headlines: July 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027789.html Safety and Security of Volunteers]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027665.html Humor]  <ref>[http://www.awwa.org/communications/journal/News/waterscape_702.cfm#TopOfPage American Water Works Association Journal .  "The Three C's"  July 1, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2006: Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens writes: "Goodbye Darkness" is a Powerful Memoir that explains the "Greatest Generation"==
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===2002: Update: Jack Hoffbuhr remembers Safety and Security in Peru during his service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru in the 1960's===
"The book bears more than a superficial resemblance to another favorite book, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," that is also a journey into darkness to discover the author's shadow self. Both books are written in first person, both recount a journey each author makes to places he had been before, both describe the memories that each author rediscovers during the journey, and both books end with the startling realization that the younger protagonist of the book and the author are one and the same. While Pirsig makes a motorcycle trip to Montana to a college where he taught before he had a nervous breakdown and was subjected to electroshock treatments that caused him to "lose" his memory, Manchester tells the story of his journey thirty years afterwards to the battlefields where he fought and of the battle wound that had made his subsequent memories "unreliable." "  Story Date: October 16, 2006 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2061975.html Click this link to read more.]
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"It was during my Peace Corps days high in the Peruvian Andes. My partner and I were working in the very small villages of that area building water systems, roads, and schools. It just so happened that Che Guevara's minions were also in the same area recruiting and taking anything that wasn't nailed down. But because we pretty much looked and smelled like everyone else, they left us alone. The only transportation to a real town, where one could find hot water, cold beer, and something to eat besides guinea pigs, was a combination bus and truck called a mixto. People went up front, and pigs and chickens were in the rear. When our financial resources were thin, we joined the livestock. [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2113561.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068863.html Headlines: October 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2072747.html The Greatest Generation]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027715.html Military]  <ref>[http://www.amazon.com/Goodbye-Darkness-Memoir-Pacific-War/dp/B000HKM2OU/sr=1-4/qid=1161031261/ref=sr_1_4/002-7236596-1998454?ie=UTF8&s=books Amazon  A Powerful Memoir that explains the "Greatest Generation",   October 16, 2006]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  American Water Works Association Journal .  "The Three C's"  July 1, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017911.html Headlines: July 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027789.html Safety and Security of Volunteers]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027665.html Humor]  <ref>[http://www.awwa.org/communications/journal/News/waterscape_702.cfm#TopOfPage American Water Works Association Journal .  "The Three C's"  July 1, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2006: Peru RPCV Jerry Secundy appointed President of the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB)==
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===2002: Peace Corps arrives in Peru in one Month===
Secundy comes to CCEEB after serving as Vice Chairman of the California State Water Resources Control Board. His past positions include Executive Director of Audubon California, a Vice President of External Affairs and Environmental Health and Safety at the Atlantic Richfield Company, and an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Land and Natural Resource Division. He also previously served as Chairman of CCEEB for three years from 2000-2002 and spent over two years as a volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps from 1966-1969. Secundy is a graduate of both Harvard College and Columbia University Law School where he was awarded his LL.B. He has been a life long member of the Sierra Club, Common Cause and the American Civil Liberties Union. Story Date: November 8, 2006 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2077077.html Click this link to read more.]
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El primer grupo de voluntarios del Cuerpo de Paz de los Estados Unidos llegará a Lima en agosto próximo en el marco de los acuerdos de cooperación anunciados por el presidente George Bush durante su última visita al Perú. El anuncio lo hizo el jueves el embajador de los Estados Unidos en Lima, John R. Hamilton, durante la celebración por los 226 años de independencia del vecino país del norte.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/1008481.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  El Comercio.  "Cuerpo De Paz Llegará A Lima En Un Mes"  July 5, 2002.
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068864.html Headlines: November 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027615.html Environment]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027720.html NGO's]  <ref>[http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/topix/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20061108006090&newsLang=en Businesswire   CCEEB Appoints New President  November 8, 2006]</ref>''
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017911.html Headlines: July 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.elcomercioperu.com.pe/Online/Html/2002-07-05/OnlLima0361.html El Comercio"Cuerpo De Paz Llegará A Lima En Un Mes"  July 5, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2006: Peru RPCV Warren "Bill" Weed/ writes: Lessons learned in Peace Corps lasted a lifetime==
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===2002: Peru RPCV Joan LaLiberte brings a Part of the West with Her===
"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." John F. Kennedy's words during his inaugural address inspired this young college freshman, and I never forgot them. When the Peace Corps was looking for forestry professionals to embark on a tour in Peru, I signed up and, at the age of 22, soon found myself in the high Andes, confronted with the task of convincing the local forest engineer that the mortality he was experiencing in his nursery was not the norm. Story Date: November 22, 2006 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2087061.html Click this link to read more.]
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To date, the wolf has proved to be a teaching and a pastoral opportunity for the parish. Thus far, the law rather than the parish and the local residents has presented the only serious problem. Unlike the state of Idaho, where wild four-footed carnivores are a bit more commonplace, New York State rather severely regulates the ownership of a wolf. At the present time, only LaLiberte is allowed near Singer, so that although Singer and Pt’chee come in the house at night, during the day they are confined to their run alongside the rectory.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2058251.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068864.html Headlines: November 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027635.html Forestry]  <ref>[http://www2.townonline.com/danvers/opinion/view.bg?articleid=622488 Dancers Herald  Weed: Lessons learned lasted a lifetime  November 22, 2006]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  The Episcopal New Yorker.  "New Rector Brings A Part Of The West With Her To Callicoon"  September 1, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017913.html Headlines: September 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027223.html Animals]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027817.html Wildlife]  <ref>[http://eny.dioceseny.org/0902/wolf.html The Episcopal New Yorker.  "New Rector Brings A Part Of The West With Her To Callicoon"  September 1, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2006: Watada court-martial set for Feb. 5==
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===2002: Peruvian President Meets Peace Corps Director===
Lt. Ehren Watada, the son of Peru RPCV Robert Watada, of is charged with missing movement for not deploying to Iraq with his unit from Fort Lewis, Wash., on June 22. He is also charged with conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman for comments he made. He faces up to six years in prison. An additional charge of contemptuous remarks against the president was dropped. Story Date: November 20, 2006 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2082440.html Click this link to read more.]
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During President Toledo’s historic visit to the Peace Corps’ headquarters, he will share with agency staffers personal details of the crucial role that Peace Corps volunteers played in his young life. In 1963, President Toledo, then an adolescent shoe shine boy, developed a lasting friendship with Peace Corps Volunteers Joel Meister and Nancy Deeds. After Toledo graduated from high school, Meister and Deeds helped him gain admission to San Francisco City College and later, San Francisco State University. Subsequently, the future Peruvian President would earn a scholarship for graduate studies at Stanford University.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/1009107.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068864.html Headlines: November 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027715.html Military]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027677.html Iraq]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027915.html Hawaii]  <ref>[http://starbulletin.com/2006/11/20/news/story08.html Honolulu Star-Bulletin  Watada court-martial set for Feb. 5  November 20, 2006]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Peace Corps.  "Peruvian President Meets Peace Corps Director"  September 12, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017913.html Headlines: September 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027748.html Overseas Programs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://peacecorps.gov/news/news/view.cfm?news_id=660 Peace Corps.   "Peruvian President Meets Peace Corps Director"  September 12, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2007: Tunisia RPCV Lance Holter writes:  1st Lt. Ehren Watada risks it all in an act of moral conscience==
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===2002: Peruvian President Visits Peace Corps===
"I learned about the courage of conviction last week when I met with a courageous young American patriot. A leader who lives by example. An individual, who out of a decision of moral conscience, refuses to participate in a war that he believes (after much personal research) violates the U.S. Constitution, Geneva accords, Nuremberg principals, and the United Nations Charter.  First Lieutenant Ehren Watada, a 28 year old U.S. Army artillery officer from Hawaii, has become the first active duty military officer publicly to oppose the war in Iraq. As a result of his act of conscience and challenging what we now know about the war in Iraq, Lt. Watada is facing military court martial at Ft. Lewis Washington this February 5, 2007."��"I, for one, am outraged. If the past national election or national polls are any indication of America’s dissatisfaction and outrage with the Iraq war then I am in good company.  Seventy-two percent of the U.S. troops in a 2006 Zogby poll want the U.S. out Iraq in 12 months. So when an individual emerges with the integrity of Lt. Watada, all of us benefit, whether we agree with him or not. In the national debate on the Iraq war we have an island boy risking all that he has including his future to help us all arrive at the truth."  Story Date: January 2, 2007 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078230.html Click this link to read more.]
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President Toledo had first expressed his desire to reopen Peru’s doors to the Peace Corps during his Inaugural Address in 2001. After a 27-year hiatus, Peace Corps volunteers recently returned to the Andean nation. By the end of 2002 at least two dozen volunteers will work in the Peruvian regions of Ancash, Cajamarca and Piura in small business development projects and rural health education.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/1009126.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078208.html Headlines: January 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027715.html Military]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027677.html Iraq]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027757.html Speaking Out]  <ref>[http://www.haleakalatimes.com/news/story2340.aspx Haleaka Times  Ehren Watada: risking it all in an act of moral conscience  January 2, 2007]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Peace Corps Press Release.  "Peruvian President Visits Peace Corps"  September 14, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017913.html Headlines: September 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://peacecorps.gov/news/news/view.cfm?news_id=664 Peace Corps Press Release.  "Peruvian President Visits Peace Corps"  September 14, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2007: A Mistrial for Lieut. Watada==
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===2002: RPCV George Humbert leads Missouri presbytery's Joining Hands Against Hunger Mission to Peru===
Watada, 28, faced charges both for failing to deploy and for making public statements about the war that the Army considered "conduct unbecoming an officer." In a pretrial stipulation as part of an agreement to lower the number charges against him, Watada had admitted his failure to deploy. He did not admit guilt on the charge, however, because he felt his failure to deploy had been justified by the war's alleged illegality. Prosecutors were satisfied with this arrangement and were prepared to let the jury decide the matter. So was the judge, until Wednesday, the third day of the court-martial. "The judge was concerned that the stipulation amounted to a confession by Watada to an offense to which he intended to plead not guilty," said Fort Lewis spokesman Joseph Piek. It was unclear why it had taken the judge three days to come to this conclusion concerning a document that was a pillar of the prosecution's case, but it was nevertheless devastating to the military prosecutors, who had rested their case the previous day. Story Date: February 8, 2007  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2082463.html Click this link to read more.]
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The Rev. George Humbert, the chair of the presbytery's JHAH network, told the Presbyterian News Service that "a pretty scary situation" resulted in "a stronger commitment by us and our Peruvian partners to right the wrongs being done in La Oroya." Over the next few days, the Peruvian and U.S. activists met with a number of Peruvian national officials to demand respect for Peruvians' rights, and the Peruvian Congress launched an investigation of the environmental degradation of La Oroya and the health problems of its children. A Peruvian national TV program called Contrapunto - the Peruvian equivalent of "60 Minutes" - broadcast a lengthy segment titled "Children of Lead.[http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2016711.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078209.html Headlines: February 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027715.html Military]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027677.html Iraq]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027757.html Speaking Out]  <ref>[http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0\,8599\,1587056\,00.html Time Magazine  A Mistrial for Lieut. Watada  February 8, 2007]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  WFN.  "Missouri Presbyterians' Confrontation In Peru"  October 16, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017914.html Headlines: October 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027757.html Speaking Out]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027949.html Missouri]  <ref>[http://www.wfn.org/2002/10/msg00175.html WFN.   "Missouri Presbyterians' Confrontation In Peru"  October 16, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2007: Bill Simpich writes: The Watada mistrial: Here's What Really Happened==
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===2002: Peru RPCV Richard Muirhead leads Rotary Club that works with Center of Friendship in Arequipa Peru===
Lt. Watada repeatedly told the judge on Monday and Tuesday morning, before the trial began, that he agreed with the 12-page "stipulation of facts" that was provided to the panel of seven officers as evidence of most of the key events in this case. The lieutenant reminded the judge in every response that he continued to believe that his orders to go to Iraq were illegal. The judge raised concerns about the document on Wednesday morning, moments before Lt. Watada was set to take the witness stand. The judge had just received a new proposed legal instruction from Defense Attorney Seitz. Since the judge had recently ruled that the order given to Lt. Watada to deploy to Iraq was "legal," Seitz took the logical next step. Entitled "Reasonable Mistake of Fact/Law," his new instruction was designed to inform the panel that even if Lt. Watada were "mistaken" in his belief that the order was illegal, a defense to the "missing movement" charge would be viable if the panel made a finding that Lt. Watada's belief that the order was illegal was "reasonable." Shaken by this instruction, the judge tried to claim that Seitz had introduced some error by submitting this instruction, forgetting that the panel had not seen the instruction and hence any error was literally impossible! Realizing the error of his ways, the judge then tried to speak to Lt. Watada about his understanding of the stipulation without asking Seitz for his permission. After initially warning the judge that he might not let him speak to Lt. Watada, Seitz relented and told the judge that he would let him speak to him over objection The judge repeatedly tried to shake Lt. Watada's insistence that he reasonably believed that he was following an illegal order, all the while insisting that he wasn't trying to mislead him in any way. Lt. Watada again respectfully but firmly punctuated his remarks with his state of mind.  Story Date: February 9, 2007 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2086407.html Click this link to read more.]
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Richard Muirhead, director of international studies at Mount Mary College, has visited Arequipa often. He served in Peru during a stint in the Peace Corps and his wife, Isabel, is originally from Arequipa. This summer, students from Mount Mary will travel to Arequipa to do volunteer work at Busuttil's mission, Muirhead said. The West Allis Rotary Club has had a close relationship with the Arequipa Rotarians, including Busuttil, for the past several years. In July 2001, a delegation from Arequipa visited West Allis, taking in the city's Fourth of July parade and other events, and staying in the homes of local Rotarians. At that time, the West Allis club donated $2,000 to assist the Peruvian town as it recovered from a devastating earthquake.  [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/2629/1009614.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078209.html Headlines: February 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027715.html Military]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027677.html Iraq]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]  <ref>[http://www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=20070209215759809 Truthout  The Watada Mistrial: Here's What Really Happened  February 9, 2007]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  West Allis Star .  "Circle Of Friends Rotary Members Among Those To Embrace Peruvian Town"  October 18, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017914.html Headlines: October 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027769.html Service]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/7018.html What RPCVs are doing]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027769.html Service]  <ref>[http://www.zwire.com/news/newsstory.cfm?newsid=5754942&title=Circle%20of%20friends%0ARotary%20members%20among%20those%20to%20embrace%20Peruvian%20town&BRD=1363&PAG=461&CATNAME=Top%20Stories&CATEGORYID=410 West Allis Star .  "Circle Of Friends Rotary Members Among Those To Embrace Peruvian Town"  October 18, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2007: Rory Schember guides villagers in Chota, Peru, as they build small artisan businesses==
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===2002: Peru RPCV Warren Roberts heads arboretum at UC Davis===
He guides villagers in Chota, Peru, as they build small artisan businesses. Eventually he will teach them how to market and export their crafts, he said. He hopes his work will ‘‘leave an impact, no matter how small” on his Peruvian neighbors. He also hopes Peace Corps can offer some direction in figuring out what he wants to do with his life. But most important, he said, is socializing and cultivating relationships in Peru. Story Date: February 26, 2007 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2117003.html Click this link to read more.]
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Roberts has a bachelor's degree in landscape horticulture and a master's degree in horticulture, both from UC Davis. He also spent some time in Peru with the Peace Corps, traveled throughout Europe and taught horticulture and botany at Cal Poly Pomona before signing on as arboretum superintendent in 1972. The arboretum, 110-plus acres, follows the slightly meandering path of Putah Creek for about two miles through the Davis campus and easily contains 4,000 plants. In the early days of Roberts' tenure, the arboretum more closely fit the classic definition of a collection of trees and other plants for research or study. Roberts not only helped design plantings, he wielded a shovel. [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/2629/1011158.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078209.html Headlines: February 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027765.html Small Business]  <ref>[http://www.gazette.net/stories/022807/bethnew225921_32321.shtml Business Gazette  Week highlights memories of the ‘toughest job you’ll ever love’  February 26, 2007]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Sacramento Bee.  "On The Job: He's Cultivated A First-Rate Arboretum At Uc Davis"  December 2, 2002.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017916.html Headlines: December 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/7018.html What RPCVs are doing]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027635.html Forestry]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027634.html Horticulture]  <ref>[http://www.sacbee.com/content/business/story/5440046p-6425375c.html Sacramento Bee.  "On The Job: He's Cultivated A First-Rate Arboretum At Uc Davis"  December 2, 2002.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2007: Ryan Nelson goes to Peru with Peace Corps==
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===2003: Film Maker served in Peace Corps in Peru and later traveled to Tunisia===
Through his work, Nelson hopes to either form an association of women weavers to start a marketable business of hand bags, wall hangings, table sets and other products, or work with a fish-farming project. "As far as the experience goes, I couldn't ask for anything better," he said. "It's really an unmatchable experience. I'm not saying that it's an easy job, as I have never been so challenged in my life, but it is extremely gratifying."  Story Date: March 5, 2007 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2117002.html Click this link to read more.]
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St. Clair Bourne was born in Harlem on February 16, 1943 and was raised and educated in New York City. He entered Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. after graduating from Xavier High School in New York and was aiming for a career in the Foreign Service Diplomatic Corps. But the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s got in the way when he was arrested during a sit-in in Arlington, Virginia in his junior year and left school. Suddenly adrift, he joined the Peace Corps and served as a Volunteer in Peru for two years, helping to publish a local newspaper that became a national award-winning journal during his tenure. Word of the activist reached EBONY magazine, resulting in a ten-page spread on Bourne and he became something of a Peace Corps celebrity. When his two-year term ended, Bourne entered Syracuse University on a work-study scholarship program, earning a dual degree in journalism and political science while teaching Peace Corps trainees.  [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/467/1011429.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Chamba.  "St. Clair Bourne Was Born In Harlem On February 16, 1943 And Was Raised And Educated In New York City. He Entered Georgetown University In Washington, D.c. After Graduating From Xavier High School In New York And Was Aiming For A Career In The Foreign Service Diplomatic Corps. But The Civil Rights Movement Of The 1960s Got In The Way When He Was Arrested During A Sit-In In Arlington, Virginia In His Junior Year And Left School."  January 28, 2003.
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078210.html Headlines: March 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.eveningsun.com/localnews/ci_5359471 The Evening Sun  East Berlin goes to Peru with Peace Corps March 5, 2007]</ref>''
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017917.html Headlines: January 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027351.html Peace Corps Tunisia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4792.html Directory of Tunisia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1498.html Messages and Announcements for Tunisia RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.chambamedia.com/st_history.php Chamba.  "St. Clair Bourne Was Born In Harlem On February 16, 1943 And Was Raised And Educated In New York City. He Entered Georgetown University In Washington, D.c. After Graduating From Xavier High School In New York And Was Aiming For A Career In The Foreign Service Diplomatic Corps. But The Civil Rights Movement Of The 1960s Got In The Way When He Was Arrested During A Sit-In In Arlington, Virginia In His Junior Year And Left School."  January 28, 2003.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2006: Update: Peru RPCV Ron Garfinkle sells Monroe Salt Works, company stays in Maine==
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===2003: Film Maker St. Clair Bourne served in Peace Corps in Peru and later traveled to Tunisia===
What began in Maine will stay in Maine.  That’s the approach Jay and Karen Burke will take as new owners of Monroe Salt Works, said Jay on Tuesday in a telephone interview.  For an undisclosed price, the Burkes, from Cape Elizabeth, purchased the business that includes the production facility in Monroe and five stores in Maine and Massachusetts. The Burkes officially took over ownership of the business Nov. 15, from founder Ron Garfinkel.  Each piece of salt-glaze pottery made at Monroe Salt Works is one-of-a-kind.  Jay has a background in the seafood business, while Karen has retail experience, including 15 years in jewelry sales.  Jay said Monroe Salt Works is just what he and Karen were looking for. “We were looking for a company that produced products in Maine that were basically a part of Maine,” said Jay. “Then we found Monroe Salt Works.”  The Burkes saw the acquisition as a chance to continue a company that produces “good, high-quality products that are produced in rural Maine.”  “We didn’t want to see another company leave the state of Maine,” said Jay. “That was an important part of it for us, that we had a recognized company from Maine with an enthusiastic and skilled workforce. We can’t be any happier.”  Story Date: December 1, 2006 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2088814.html Click this link to read more.]
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Suddenly adrift, he joined the Peace Corps and served as a Volunteer in Peru for two years, helping to publish a local newspaper that became a national award-winning journal during his tenure. Word of the activist reached EBONY magazine, resulting in a ten-page spread on Bourne and he became something of a Peace Corps celebrity. When his two-year term ended, Bourne entered Syracuse University on a work-study scholarship program, earning a dual degree in journalism and political science while teaching Peace Corps trainees.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2033106.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2074662.html Headlines: December 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027216.html Business]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027940.html Maine]  <ref>[http://waldo.villagesoup.com/ The VillageSoup Citizen  What began in Maine will stay in MaineDecember 1, 2006]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Chamba.  "Film Maker St. Clair Bourne Served In Peace Corps In Peru And Later Traveled To Tunisia"  January 28, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017917.html Headlines: January 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027351.html Peace Corps Tunisia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4792.html Directory of Tunisia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1498.html Messages and Announcements for Tunisia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027640.html Movies]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027609.html Documentary Films]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027671.html Hollywood]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027563.html African American Issues]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027923.html Connecticut]  <ref>[http://www.chambamedia.com/st_history.php Chamba"Film Maker St. Clair Bourne Served In Peace Corps In Peru And Later Traveled To Tunisia"  January 28, 2003.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2002: Ecuador RPCV Frank Shoemaker writes: Rubber Boots==
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===2003: Peace Corps Resumes Work in Peru===
I have friends in jail because of drugs; I have lost friends to drug abuse. The supply of drugs in the United States has not changed one iota no matter how many people are in jail or die from the disease of addiction; no matter how many people are killed in whatever country. This issue alone has an enormous impact on the health and well being of our children of Southwest Neraska. Columbia and the policies of the United States towards that country seem far away from us in Southwest Nebraska, but their impact is significant.��When I was living in the jungle in 1972, the rubber boots didn’t seem very important to a young Peace Corps volunteer just out of college. The mother and her child are dead, the Columbian college kid is probably dead, and maybe you have a son who’s in jail or who has died from the disease of addiction. Albert Einstein said, “Our actions should be based on the ever-present awareness that human beings in their thinking, feeling, and acting are not free but are just as causally bound as the stars in their motion.” Vietnam started in this same way, that is, starting with military advisers, then increasing military aid through different administrations, and finally an all out invasion. It’s not the cold war you say; its different somehow you say. Maybe. It is interesting to note that now that a few years have passed, the Vietnamese want to do business with us. If you would like more information, you can go to a search engine on the web (I used www.google.com) and type in key words such as FARC; if you would like to know how we treated drug addiction in the past, a study of the Harrison Drug Act of 1915 and why it was passed might be interesting. Southwest Nebraska is a great place to live, and I suspect that there are many stories like mine that local residents living in this part of Nebraska have hidden away like secret treasures. Story Date: April 4, 2002 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2132132.html Click this link to read more.]
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The Peace Corps resumed work in Peru on Monday, nearly three decades after a leftist military government ended the American volunteer program in Peru. The current batch of 28 volunteers will work on small business development and community health projects in coastal and mountain regions across Peru, a nation about the size of Alaska. The corps first sent volunteers to the South American nation in 1962. But the government ordered the volunteers to leave in 1975, saying that such development work could be better done by Peruvians.  [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/2629/1011713.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017908.html Headlines: April 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030730.html Peace Corps Ecuador]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4497.html Directory of Ecuador RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2334.html Messages and Announcements for Ecuador RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027257.html Peace Corps Colombia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4478.html Directory of Colombia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1521.html Messages and Announcements for Colombia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027604.html Drugs]  <ref>[http://www.swnebr.net/newspaper/cgi-bin/articles/articlearchiver.pl?152284 Southwest Nebraska News  Rubber Boots, a Commentary by Frank Shoemaker  April 4, 2002]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Miami Herald.  "Peace Corps Resumes Work In Peru"  February 3, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017918.html Headlines: February 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/5097454.htm Miami Herald.  "Peace Corps Resumes Work In Peru"  February 3, 2003.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2007: Peru RPCV Bob Watada becomes outspoken critic of Iraq war==
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===2003: Peace Corps Swears-In Volunteers in Peru===
Bob Watada, a 67-year-old retired state official, said after his son, Ehren, became the first military officer to face a court martial for publicly refusing to deploy to Iraq, his life dramatically changed. He researched events leading up the war, started criticizing the Bush administration on its reasons for invading Iraq, and then traveled across the country for much of the past year with his wife to speak about his son and raise money for legal costs. "It was because of him that I've gone out and educated myself," said Bob Watada, who served as executive director of Hawaii's Campaign Spending Commission for a decade. "I've given literally hundreds of speeches. If it wasn't for my son I wouldn't have read all these books."  Story Date: April 15, 2007 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2117001.html Click this link to read more.]
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The first full group of Peace Corps volunteers to serve in Peru since 1975 was sworn-in on Monday, February 3, 2003. Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, along with U.S. Ambassador John Dawson, swore-in the 27 Volunteers during a ceremony in Santa Eulalia, Peru. President Toledo invited the Peace Corps to return to Peru in 2001 after a 27-year absence and signed an agreement with the Peace Corps on March 23, 2002. The first contingent of Peace Corps staff and four transferred volunteers arrived in Peru to restart programs in August 2002.  [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/2629/1011731.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078211.html Headlines: April 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027677.html Iraq]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027757.html Speaking Out]  <ref>[http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6600AP_WST_War_Objector_Father.html?source=rss Seattle Intelligencer  Father becomes outspoken critic of Iraq war  April 15, 2007]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Peace Corps Press Release.  "Peace Corps Swears-In Volunteers In Peru"  February 7, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017918.html Headlines: February 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027748.html Overseas Programs]  <ref>[http://peacecorps.gov/news/news/view.cfm?news_id=747 Peace Corps Press Release.  "Peace Corps Swears-In Volunteers In Peru"  February 7, 2003.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2002: Update: Jack Hoffbuhr remembers Safety and Security in Peru during his service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru in the 1960's==
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===2003: University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Peace Corps Training Center===
"It was during my Peace Corps days high in the Peruvian Andes. My partner and I were working in the very small villages of that area building water systems, roads, and schools. It just so happened that Che Guevara's minions were also in the same area recruiting and taking anything that wasn't nailed down. But because we pretty much looked and smelled like everyone else, they left us alone. The only transportation to a real town, where one could find hot water, cold beer, and something to eat besides guinea pigs, was a combination bus and truck called a mixto. People went up front, and pigs and chickens were in the rear. When our financial resources were thin, we joined the livestock.  Story Date: July 1, 2002 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2113561.html Click this link to read more.]
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Project records typically contain a bibliography of materials for trainees; bulletins of general information for trainees; correspondence from various project and training directors to university staff and volunteers regarding training, functions and progress of programs; instructions for trainees; news releases; a project reports; training program rosters; program syllabi and schedules of events; and information on volunteer support, graduation, medical concerns, technical training, and travel.  [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/2629/1011741.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017911.html Headlines: July 2002]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027789.html Safety and Security of Volunteers]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027665.html Humor]  <ref>[http://www.awwa.org/communications/journal/News/waterscape_702.cfm#TopOfPage American Water Works Association Journal   The three C's  July 1, 2002]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  University of Wisconsin.  "Archives: Finding Aid"  February 9, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017918.html Headlines: February 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027830.html Training]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030740.html Peace Corps Brazil]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4425.html Directory of Brazil RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1524.html Messages and Announcements for Brazil RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027257.html Peace Corps Colombia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4478.html Directory of Colombia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1521.html Messages and Announcements for Colombia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030755.html Peace Corps Panama]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4688.html Directory of Panama RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1505.html Messages and Announcements for Panama RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030754.html Peace Corps India]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4426.html Directory of India RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2286.html Messages and Announcements for India RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027278.html Peace Corps Ghana]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4527.html Directory of Ghana RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1517.html Messages and Announcements for Ghana RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030746.html Peace Corps Kenya]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4569.html Directory of Kenya RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1515.html Messages and Announcements for Kenya RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.uwm.edu/Library/arch/findaids/uwmac066.htm University of Wisconsin"Archives: Finding Aid"  February 9, 2003.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2007: RPCV Char McLaughlin teaches Peruvian cooking  at Bismarck State College==
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===2003: The Toughest Job===
Before Columbus landed in the New World, European diets consisted of lots of grain-based gruels, said Char McLaughlin, of Bismarck, whose three-year Peace Corps stint in Peru was spent teaching home economics and picking up traditional cooking from the communities she lived in. So if you like any of the following - tomatoes, potatoes, vanilla, chocolate, squash, peppers, bananas, pineapples and corn - say "thank you" to the Incas and other South and North American peoples who cultivated them. Cooking techniques in Peru were passed down from grandmothers and aunts and mothers, she said. Produce was abundant and varied, but because of the high elevations in portions of the country, a pressure cooker was a must, she said; some foods such as beans could be boiled forever in the low-oxygen heights and never cook through. The time required for chopping and grinding foods meant that the first thing families bought when electricity arrived was a food processor and a rice cooker, she said. Story Date: May 2, 2007 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2202913.html Click this link to read more.]
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On the outside, the men's prison in Arequipa, Peru--where I worked from 1964 to 1966--looked like an old fortified castle. On the inside, it was a cold, foreboding barn-like place. It wasn't cruel or sadistic; it was ruled, instead, by benign neglect. The vast majority of the prisoners were young men of Quechua origin, that is, they were Indians who spoke little or no Spanish. Most were from the high mountain towns of the Andes who had come down to the 7,000-foot-high city of Arequipa seeking work. Most were in jail for minor crimes such as petty theft, and many had common-law wives and children. The job I created for myself was to try to find work for the women so they could feed their kids while the fathers were serving their sentences. It was also my job to work with the legal system to try to speed up the trials. But justice was slow and enforcement was lax. These young guys had no money and didn't speak Spanish, so they were at the bottom of the judicial heap. Their trials were delayed because they knew no one of importance and couldn't pay to move their cases forward. By the time I left Peru, I had convinced two young women from the local university who were studying social work to take my position--a first for middle-class Peruvian women. [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/467/2012591.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078212.html Headlines: May 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027596.html Cooking]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027828.html The Third Goal]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027933.html North Dakota]  <ref>[http://www.bismarktribune.com/articles/2007/05/02/news/life/132844.txt BismarckTribune  A taste of Peru  May 2, 2007]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Tuscon Weekly.  "The Toughest Job"  February 27, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017918.html Headlines: February 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030756.html Peace Corps Iran]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4553.html Directory of Iran RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2287.html Messages and Announcements for Iran RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027249.html Peace Corps Burkina Faso]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4459.html Directory of Burkina Faso RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1523.html Messages and Announcements for Burkina Faso RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027330.html Peace Corps Poland]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4707.html Directory of Poland RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1502.html Messages and Announcements for Poland RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027265.html Peace Corps Dominican Republic]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4492.html Directory of Dominican Republic RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1437.html Messages and Announcements for Dominican Republic RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027319.html Peace Corps Nepal]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4660.html Directory of Nepal RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1544.html Messages and Announcements for Nepal RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tw/2003-02-27/feat.html Tuscon Weekly.  "The Toughest Job"  February 27, 2003.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2007: Peru RPCV William Jacoby has been named President of Direct Global Power==
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===2003: Peru RPCVs Dominick and Julie Maglio celebrate 20 years of their Montessori-type school ===
Prior to joining DGP in 2006, Jacoby served as Vice President of the Besicorp Group, an independent power producer that developed six successful cogeneration plants in New York State where he performed due diligence assignments and assembled the external development team for a proposed 1,000 MW power project in IndiaHe was Chief Counsel of the Albany Community Development Agency for six yearsEarlier, he implemented Albany's award-winning affordable housing development program and managed its local economic development program. His experience also includes 4 years in state government as director of a policy bureau, and service in the U. S. Peace Corps in Peru.     Story Date: June 20, 2007 [2007.06.20: June 20, 2007: Headlines: COS - Peru: Business: Engineering: Energy: Solar Power: Direct Global Power,: Peru RPCV William Jacoby has been named President of Direct Global Power  Click this link to read more.]
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Maglio said the school's major accomplishment has been "turning out some incredibly bright, self-motivated students over 20 years." Today, Wider Horizons remains the only private non-sectarian school in the county"We do not have any public money or any religious community to help us financially," Maglio said. "It's quality education on a shoestring,"  Wider Horizons calls itself a college preparatory school with a Montessori tradition. The first six grades are taught using Montessori materials and methods that encourage independent learning by individual students. The curriculum also is individualized, Maglio said. The school plans international field trips each year for students 14 years old and older. Last year, the Maglios returned to Peru with their students for 10 days.  After their stint in the Peace Corps in the late 1960s, the Maglios returned to the U.S. where he taught developmental psychology at Marywood College, at Penn State University, and worked in the Eckerd youth camp.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2026836.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078213.html Headlines: June 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027216.html Business]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027617.html Engineering]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2071323.html Energy]  <ref>[http://www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/partner/story;jsessionid=386FDE01AC0E7A1B547C5088DD2079F3?id=49019&src=rss Direct Global Power,   Direct Global Power names Jacoby as President  June 20, 2007]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Hernando Today.  "Wider Horizon Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary Friday"  March 11, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017919.html Headlines: March 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027620.html Education]  <ref>[http://www.hernandotoday.com/news/MGAPHPGL6DD.html Hernando Today.   "Wider Horizon Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary Friday"  March 11, 2003.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2007: Sierra Leone RPCV Alrick Brown and Peru RPCV St Clair Bourne at African Cinefest in Barbados==
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===2003: The Western Massachusetts Refvolutionary Anti-Imperialist League (RAIL) says Peace Corps propaganda doesn't tell you why they left Bolivia in 1971 or Peru in 1974===
Among the visiting directors was Alrick Brown, a Jamaican living in New York, who is in the early stages of pre-production of the epic film to be released next year about the life and times of famous cricketers and Barbados' national hero Sir Garfield Sobers. The movie will involve some local actors and some of the filming will be done in Barbados. Director St Clair Bourne, whose father was a Barbadian, is presenting a documentary, titled: John Henrick Clarke: A Great And Mighty Walk. Clarke was a noted African American historian, scholar and Pan African activist. The film on him was produced and narrated by actor Wesley Snipes.  Story Date: August 25, 2007 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2203616.html Click this link to read more.]
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Peace Corps propaganda doesn't tell you why they left Bolivia in 1971 or Peru in 1974. The truth is that "the Bolivian government expelled the Peace Corps for its alleged activities in sterilizing peasant women without their knowledge. The Peruvian government expelled the Peace Corps for similar reasons in 1974." [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/467/2012862.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078215.html Headlines: August 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027242.html Peace Corps Barbados]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4448.html Directory of Barbados RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2319.html Messages and Announcements for Barbados RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027340.html Peace Corps Sierra Leone]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4747.html Directory of Sierra Leone RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1441.html Messages and Announcements for Sierra Leone RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027640.html Film]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027609.html Documentary Films]  <ref>[http://www.nationnews.com/story/315286522048993.php The Nation Newspaper  Films falling flat  August 25, 2007]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Western Massachusetts Refvolutionary Anti-Imperialist League (RAIL).  "Peace Corps Is A Tool Of U.s. Imperialism"  April 5, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017920.html Headlines: April 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027245.html Peace Corps Bolivia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4422.html Directory of Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1525.html Messages and Announcements for Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027578.html Criticism]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027685.html Intelligence Issues]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027578.html Criticism]  <ref>[http://www.etext.org/Politics/MIM/ma/file.php?railfile=peace_corps.html Western Massachusetts Refvolutionary Anti-Imperialist League (RAIL).  "Peace Corps Is A Tool Of U.s. Imperialism"  April 5, 2003.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2007: Federal judge tells military to halt Watada court-martial==
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===2003: Peru RPCV Marlis Rufener designs houses that create less waste and give people a sense of community===
In a rare, last-minute move, U.S. District Court Judge Benjamin Settle on Friday put Watada's Tuesday court-martial on hold. In the weeks ahead, Settle will decide whether this second trial should proceed, or be quashed as a violation of the officer's constitutional rights that protect against double jeopardy, or being tried twice for the same crime. Watada's first trial unraveled in February when a military judge expressed misgivings over Watada's interpretation of a pretrial agreement. The judge, over objections by the defense, ruled a mistrial. Watada's attorneys argued that a second trial sought by Fort Lewis prosecutors would represent double jeopardy, and they unsuccessfully sought to persuade two military appeals courts to block the trial. Story Date: October 13, 2007 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2205744.html Click this link to read more.]
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When home designer Marlis Rufener lived in Peru while working for the Peace Corps, she didn't have running water, a refrigerator or a stove. The bathroom was a hole dug in the ground. Her dwelling was enclosed by a dirt wall with glass shards on top, and she had to drop a rope and bucket into a well to get water. The experience, combined with her other travels in Europe, Mexico and Independent Samoa, taught her how to make do in small spaces, cut down on waste and promote community -- knowledge she eventually applied to her home design skills. "I look at the very large houses being built today and despair about many trends they encourage: waste of materials, extra time and money necessary to clean and spend on maintenance, tying the owners to the house," Rufener said. "This can encourage an almost anti- social tendency to 'hole-up' in the house, rather than to become an active part of the community and neighborhood. Within the house, it also increases the distance between family members, allowing them to avoid one another when desired." [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2026834.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  The Columbian.  "Pushing The Efficiency Envelope: Home Designer Makes The Most Of Every Square Foot To Make Houses 'Fit' With Owners, Create Less Waste And Give People A Sense Of Community"  April 6, 2003.
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078217.html Headlines: October 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027715.html Military]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027677.html Iraq]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]  <ref>[http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003929212_watada7m.html Seattle Times  Federal judge tells military to halt Watada court-martial  October 13, 2007]</ref>''
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017920.html Headlines: April 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027617.html Engineering]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027228.html Architecture]  <ref>[http://www.columbian.com/04062003/at_home/26262.html The Columbian.  "Pushing The Efficiency Envelope: Home Designer Makes The Most Of Every Square Foot To Make Houses 'Fit' With Owners, Create Less Waste And Give People A Sense Of Community"  April 6, 2003.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2007: Peru Country director Frank Mankiewicz to Speak at Monterey Institute of International Studies==
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===2003: Obituary for Peru RPCV Jon Davies===
Mr. Mankiewicz was president of National Public Radio. He was also the regional director for the Peace Corps in Latin America, campaign director for 1972 Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern, and press secretary to Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Mr. Mankiewicz has been active in national and regional politics, serving as a senior adviser to political candidates. Story Date: November 28, 2007 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2206453.html Click this link to read more.]
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Ms. Davies, a Washington area resident since 1978, was born in Alliance, Ohio, and raised in Franklin, Pa. She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in general science and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru from 1968 to 1970.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2013451.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078218.html Headlines: November 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027589.html Country Directors - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027810.html Staff]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027821.html Peace Corps Headquarters]   <ref>[http://proftony.info/MIISrlsar7.htm Monterey Insitute   Frank Mankiewicz to Speak at Monterey Institute of International Studies  November 28, 2007]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Washington Post.  "Jon Davies Language Analyst"  May 2, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017921.html Headlines: May 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027645.html Obituaries]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027685.html Intelligence Issues]   <ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A3238-2003May1.html Washington Post.   "Jon Davies Language Analyst"   May 2, 2003.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2008: San Francisco Black Film Festival Establishes St. Clair Bourne Award for Best Documentary Film==
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===2003: Peru RPCV  Javier Garza to be Dominican Republic Country Director===
Ave Montague, founder and director of the San Francisco Black Film Festival (SFBFF) announced today that a special tribute to the late documentary filmmaker St. Clair Bourne (1943-2007) will take place during the 10th annual San Francisco Black Film Festival in June. The tribute will consist of screening of selected films including Making "Do The Right Thing," The Black And The Green, John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk, a panel discussion with Bay Area documentary filmmakers, and the first St. Claire Bourne Award will be presented to the winner in the documentary category  Story Date: February 15, 2008 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2207203.html Click this link to read more.]
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Javier Garza, president and CEO of Meals on Wheels and More, has resigned to become an executive with the Peace Corps, the Austin nonprofit group announced Tuesday. He will become country director for the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic this summer. Early in his career, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru and has wanted to return to the service as an overseas executive, according to the organization. [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2013491.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2206261.html Headlines: February 2008]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027351.html Peace Corps Tunisia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4792.html Directory of Tunisia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1498.html Messages and Announcements for Tunisia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027640.html Film]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027640.html Movies]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027609.html Documentary Films]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027671.html Hollywood]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027563.html African American Issues]  <ref>[http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/02/prweb698963.htm PR Web  San Francisco Black Film Festival Establishes St. Clair Bourne Award for Best Documentary Film  February 15, 2008]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Austin Business Journal.  "Meals On Wheels Ceo Quits"  May 6, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017921.html Headlines: May 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027265.html Peace Corps Dominican Republic]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4492.html Directory of Dominican Republic RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1437.html Messages and Announcements for Dominican Republic RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027589.html Country Directors - Dominican Republic]  <ref>[http://austin.bizjournals.com/austin/stories/2003/05/05/daily19.html Austin Business Journal.   "Meals On Wheels Ceo Quits"  May 6, 2003.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2008: Deb Peterson writes: After my husband and I got married, we joined the Peace Corps as one of the first married couples==
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===2003: About Peace Corps===
After my husband and I got married, we joined the Peace Corps as one of the first married couples. We were in Puerto Rico training to go on to Peru when we found out I was pregnant. The Peace Corps sent us home because they were not equipped to deal with a pregnant woman in Peru. I got involved with raising our kids and wasn't in the workplace for a number of years and in 1982, I became a Coro fellow. Story Date: March 11, 2008 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2207892.html Click this link to read more.]
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On December 12, 2001, Peru's president, Alejandro Toledo, officially invited the Peace Corps to return to Peru. Peace Corps Volunteers will now serve in Peru by providing critical support to communities in two primary sectors: small business and health. In 2003, 32 Peace Corps Volunteers and Volunteer Trainees will serve in Peru. The Peace Corps first opened a program in Peru in 1962. Volunteers worked in grassroots development projects targeting health, agriculture, education and business development. The program in Peru supported over 2,600 Volunteers from 1962 until Peace Corps' departure in 1975.  [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/467/2013617.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2206263.html Headlines: March 2008]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027709.html Marriage]  <ref>[http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/columnists.nsf/debpeterson/story/C9EA7D79630F8619862574090011CA77?OpenDocument St. Louis Post Dispatch  Coro fellow spreads efforts across spectrum  March 11, 2008]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  US Embassy in Peru.  "On December 12, 2001, Peru's President, Alejandro Toledo, Officially Invited The Peace Corps To Return To Peru. Peace Corps Volunteers Will Now Serve In Peru By Providing Critical Support To Communities In Two Primary Sectors: Small Business And Health. In 2003, 32 Peace Corps Volunteers And Volunteer Trainees Will Serve In Peru."  May 18, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017921.html Headlines: May 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://peru.usembassy.gov/wwwsaboutpc-e.shtml US Embassy in Peru.   "On December 12, 2001, Peru's President, Alejandro Toledo, Officially Invited The Peace Corps To Return To Peru. Peace Corps Volunteers Will Now Serve In Peru By Providing Critical Support To Communities In Two Primary Sectors: Small Business And Health. In 2003, 32 Peace Corps Volunteers And Volunteer Trainees Will Serve In Peru."  May 18, 2003.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2008: Ecuador RPCV Lynn Lurie took six years to write her novel, “Corner of the Dead" about Peru's Shining Path==
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===2003: RPCV Leon Haller writes: I just thought of myself as being part of an adventure as a member of the first Peace Corps group that went to Peru===
Lurie, a former Peace Corps volunteer, drew upon her experiences and set the story in Peru during the time of the Shining Path guerillas. “My theory was that terrorism is much like an illness,” she said. “You don’t know who is going to be dead or alive in the morning. It is the same sense that your world is turned upside down.”  She added, “The cries of the children in the book are not from the Andes but the NYU pediatric neurology ward.”  Rewriting the novel meant brushing up on her Spanish and studying the 2,000 pages of testimonies from the Peruvian reconciliation commission hearings, mostly accounts of villagers in the Andes.  Lurie served as a volunteer in Ecuador, but recalled visiting Lima, the capital of Peru, during the early 1980s.  “The Shining path was really active in Lima,” she said. “There were blackouts and you couldn’t go out after six o’clock.”  Story Date: May 29, 2008 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2210133.html Click this link to read more.]
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Many years ago, I found myself part of the alianza para el progresso at the beginning of the Kennedy administration. I just thought of myself as being part of an adventure as a member of the first Peace Corps group that went to Peru. I wanted to live in and learn about another culture. Oh, yes, I also wanted to escape the draft and the potential of becoming cannon fodder in Vietnam. These were the early days of the Peace Corps, when it was experimental for the administration as well as the volunteers. We helped build the training camp in Puerto Rico, and our arrival in Peru was delayed many months because of an overthrow of a newly elected government by four generals, one of whom I subsequently met. He tried to eliminate the other three.  [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/467/2013619.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2206265.html Headlines: May 2008]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030730.html Peace Corps Ecuador]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4497.html Directory of Ecuador RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2334.html Messages and Announcements for Ecuador RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027811.html Writing - Ecuador]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027811.html Writing - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027824.html Terrorism]  <ref>[http://www.theitemonline.com/page.php?page=3234 Item of Millburn & Short Hills  Novelist writes of social unrest in South America  May 29, 2008]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Tuscon Weekly.  "The Nation Could Learn A Lesson From The Corps"  May 18, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017921.html Headlines: May 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027757.html Speaking Out]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027674.html History]  <ref>[http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tw/2003-03-13/mailbag.html Tuscon Weekly.  "The Nation Could Learn A Lesson From The Corps"  May 18, 2003.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2008: Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens writes:  Death Be Not Proud==
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===2003: Former Peace Corps Volunteers and Staff Participate in Iraqi Humanitarian Efforts===
When I talked to Peter at his home a few weeks ago, I asked Peter what he thought his legacy would be.  "I think it will be my daughters.  I am really proud of them," Peter said.  "You know they are very kind and I think that kindness is about the most important human attribute." I think Peter had kindness in him. In the years I worked with him I never once heard him raise his voice or lose his temper. Peter always believed that the facts would speak for themselves and it wasn't necessary to present emotional arguments to support a position. When Peter discovered he had cancer he approached the problem like any other.  "A weaker individual would have succumbed to self-pity," wrote Jeanne Mignon. "Peter, true to form, researched and advocated for every possible avenue for cure, remission or delay of the tumor engulfing his system." Peter had a quiet dignity as he faced his condition philosophically. There was a strength in Peter that bordered on divine - you could feel it in his presence. Story Date: May 17, 2008 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2210136.html Click this link to read more.]
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Michigan State President, Peter McPherson, was appointed to lead a team to revitalize the Iraqi economy. McPherson worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru during the mid-1960s. McPherson will work with the Ministry of Finance, and the central bank and nationwide banking network in Iraq.  [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/2629/2013640.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2206265.html Headlines: May 2008]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027617.html Engineering]  <ref>[http://peacecorpsonline.typepad.com/poncacityweloveyou/2008/05/death-be-not-pr.html Personal Web Site  Death Be Not Proud  May 17, 2008]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  Peace Corps Press Release.  "Former Peace Corps Volunteers And Staff Participate In Iraqi Humanitarian Efforts"  May 19, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017921.html Headlines: May 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027618.html Economics]  <ref>[http://peacecorps.gov/news/news/view.cfm?news_id=799 Peace Corps Press Release.  "Former Peace Corps Volunteers And Staff Participate In Iraqi Humanitarian Efforts"  May 19, 2003.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2008: An Interview with PCOL==
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===2003: Amanda Alexander finds that Peace Corps service in Peru is a learning experience===
"The goal of PCOL is simple, to serve as a resource for Returned Volunteers and Friends of the Peace Corps and to further the third goal of Peace Corps. I have never liked the term "Former Peace Corps Volunteer."  To me once you are a volunteer, you are a volunteer for life and I like to think of myself as continuing to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer primarily by contributing to the third goal through my web sites." Story Date: July 4, 2008 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/3210426.html Click this link to read more.]
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So after a long process of about one year, I arrived in Lima, Peru, to do two years of Peace Corps service. Originally from the small town of Silver Lake in Kosciusko County, I didn't think the Peace Corps would be hard for me. I figured, "Hey, I grew up in the campo ... dirt, bugs, no electricity, or running water won't bother me."  Ha! I was wrong. Anyone who has been in my situation knows that it is hard no matter how or where you were brought up.  That brings me to my job here in Cajamarca, Peru. First, I received three months of training near Lima, where the volunteers studied the culture of Peru, languages, basic needs of the people and technical skills to help along the way. Since the Peace Corps was just asked back to Peru by President Alejandro Toledo after a 30-year absence, the Peace Corps staff was very thorough. After the interviews and all of the classes, they decided where each and every one of us (27 in total) would be placed in the country.  For me, that was Cajamarca. Mainly my placement in Cajamarca was because of my background in art. I was a business major in college, but minored in the arts and graphic design. Here in Cajamarca there are a lot of artisans. My job is to help these artisans increase sales, look for new markets, help them learn advertising/computer skills, or whatever they might need to help improve their quality of lifeSince I have been here, I have been amazed with the artisans. They make the most beautiful ceramics and textile weavings that I have ever seen, and they do it all with unsophisticated techniques. [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/467/2013998.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2206267.html Headlines: July 2008]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027693.html Journalism]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027748.html Expansion]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027683.html Internet]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2050367.html RPCV Hugh Pickens (Peru)]  <ref>[http://www.willdickinson.com/2008/07/06/interview-with-hugh-pickens/ Will's Blog  Interview with Hugh Pickens founder and Administrator of PCOL   July 4, 2008]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  South Bend Tribune.  "Peace Corps Job Is Learning Experience"  June 4, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017922.html Headlines: June 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [\http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html PCVs in the Field - Peru]  <ref>[http://www.southbendtribune.com/stories/2003/06/04/local.20030604-sbt-MARS-D7-Peace_Corps_job_is_l.sto South Bend Tribune.   "Peace Corps Job Is Learning Experience"  June 4, 2003.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
  
==2008: Daniel Pickens, son of RPCV Hugh Pickens says: "Pinto como si estuviera escribiendo"==
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===2003: Peru RPCV Diane Phillips dies of cancer===
"Mis abuelos coleccionaban pinturas de Josué Sánchez, el artista de los murales del monasterio de Ocopa. Crecí entre sus cuadros. Entonces empecé a imitar sus trazos y colores, hasta que a pocos fui encontrando mis propias líneas", afirma el artista. "Yo no dependo de nadie. Me tomo todo el tiempo para trabajar mis cuadros, por eso cada día voy agregando cosas a mis cruces. Si miras con cuidado, yo voy como escribiendo pequeñas cositas. Por ejemplo, conocí a esta chica, me ocurrió algo, lo coloco. Así, hasta que acabo de pintar la cruz." Daniel Pickens is the son of Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens.  Story Date: July 23, 2008 [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/3210418.html Click this link to read more.]
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Mrs. Phillips She graduated from Los Altos High School in 1960 and from Stanford University in 1964. At Stanford, she met Julian Phillips. They were married in 1964 and headed to Peru with the Peace Corps, where they served for two years. Their daughter Lindsay was born in 1968, their son Jeff in 1971. The family moved to San Mateo in 1978.  [http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/messages/messages/467/2014272.html Click this link to read more.]
 
   
 
   
* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2206267.html Headlines: July 2008]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027226.html Art]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2070520.html Galleries]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027706.html Painting]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]  <ref>[http://www.larepublica.com.pe/component/option\,com_contentant/task\,view/id\,233818/Itemid\,0/ La Republica   "Pinto como si estuviera escribiendo" July 23, 2008]</ref>''
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* Original Source:  The San Alros Town Crier.  "Diane Phillips, 60, Foothills Minister And Lahs Graduate, Dies Of Cancer"  June 18, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017922.html Headlines: June 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027645.html Obituaries]  <ref>[http://www.losaltosonline.com/articles/2003/06/17/news/community/news05.txt The San Alros Town Crier.   "Diane Phillips, 60, Foothills Minister And Lahs Graduate, Dies Of Cancer"   June 18, 2003.]</ref>''
 
   
 
   
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===2003: Peru RPCV John McAuliff, Executive Director of the Fund for Reconciliation and Development, hosts reception for Her Excellency Mme. SUN Saphoeun, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kingdom of Cambodia===
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"At the outset, I wish to take this opportunity to thank the Fund for Reconciliation and Development (FRD), in particular Mr. John McAuliff, for organizing this regular meeting as well as for inviting the Cambodian delegation to take part in this important event. Every year, on the sideline of the UN General Assembly meeting, the Fund for Reconciliation has been constantly organizing this particular forum as an important venue for exchanging views and updating information on the latest development in countries, such as the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080678.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Kingdom of Cambodia.  "Speech By Her Excellency Mme. Sun Saphoeun, Under Secretary Of State, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs And International Cooperation, Kingdom Of Cambodia"  September 20, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017925.html Headlines: September 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080668.html Peace Corps Cambodia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080670.html Directory of Cambodia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080669.html Messages and Announcements for Cambodia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027720.html NGO's]  <ref>[http://www.un.int/cambodia/Statement/053%20-%20Speech%20by%20H.E.%20Mrs.%20Sun%20Saphoeun\,%20Under-Secretary%20of%20State.html Kingdom of Cambodia.  "Speech By Her Excellency Mme. Sun Saphoeun, Under Secretary Of State, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs And International Cooperation, Kingdom Of Cambodia"  September 20, 2003.]</ref>''
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===2003: Another Review of Portland's Andian Restaurant run by son of Peru RPCV John Platt===
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Peru is no more a single culinary region than the United States, where a world of difference rests between a Louisiana gumbo and a Boston baked bean. Geographically and culinarily, Peru breaks roughly into three parts: the coast, with its wealth of seafoods and its cosmopolitan capital of Lima; the Andean highlands, with their rustic flavors and deep cultural history; and the far eastern jungles of the upper Amazon watershed, with their rich tropical fruits (don't miss Andina's ethereal mango mousse).  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2023525.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Oregon Live.  "Andean High"  September 26, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017925.html Headlines: September 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027596.html Cooking]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027927.html Oregon]  <ref>[http://www.oregonlive.com/dining/reviews.ssf?8145?8145 Oregon Live.  "Andean High"  September 26, 2003.]</ref>''
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===2003: "The Peace Corps Never Warned Me what I was Really in For"===
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It's another blistering hot afternoon in Tabanco, a shantytown of about 400 people in northern Peru's Sechura desert. Heather Frankland, a soft-spoken, blue-eyed 24-year-old, walks along a stretch of the Pan-American Highway dressed in a blue cardigan and matching tank top over loose woven pants and sandals. She is part of Peru One, a group of 26 PCVs (19 are female) who are the first here since Peru's military government axed the program in 1975 during and anti-U.S. backlash. Her job, technically, is to teach Tabanco's residents about health, like the importance of hand-washing and boiling water. Her secondary project is teaching English to the local children a few day as week. Heather also spends much of her time going up and down the highway, stopping to socialize in people's homes. Eighteen-wheelers and buses roar past while passersby shout warm greetings to her, wave or honk their horns. Everybody in town knows who she is. "Being the first group, we're more here to establish and meet people," she explains, noting that because Heather is difficult for many of the Peruvians to pronounce, she goes by Flor. "It's better that gringa," she says, smirking.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2016689.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Jane Magazine.  ""The Peace Corps Never Warned Me What I Was Really In For"  October 9, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2017926.html Headlines: October 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027789.html Safety and Security of Volunteers]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027344.html Peace Corps South Africa]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4760.html Directory of South Africa RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1536.html Messages and Announcements for South Africa RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027702.html Lariam]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027707.html Malaria]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027578.html Criticism]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027789.html Safety and Security of Volunteers]  <ref>[http://www.janemag.com/2001/ Jane Magazine.  ""The Peace Corps Never Warned Me What I Was Really In For"  October 9, 2003.]</ref>''
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===2003: Son of Peru RPCV John Platt open Peruvian Restaurant in Portland Oregon===
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Platt's father, John, is an Oregon native who moved to northern Peru during the Vietnam War. He served in the Peace Corps in the ancient city of Cajamarca. A Harvard graduate, John taught college physics and, on the side, taught English in the community. This is how he met Doris Rodriguez, the daughter of a local attorney who wanted his family to learn English. Doris and John began dating after the war, when John, who had remained in -- and grown to love -- Peru, took a job as the physics coordinator for the government's educational system. (As fate would have it, Doris was working in the chemistry coordinator's office.)  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2017711.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Oregon Live.  "Andina Welcomes With The Warmth Of Peru"  November 16, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2018068.html Headlines: November 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027596.html Cooking]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027927.html Oregon]  <ref>[http://www.oregonlive.com/living/oregonian/sara_perry/index.ssf?/base/living/106872815025540.xml Oregon Live.  "Andina Welcomes With The Warmth Of Peru"  November 16, 2003.]</ref>''
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===2003: Andina Restaurant opened by Peru RPCV John Platt and family in Portland===
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Since her childhood in the Northern Andean town of Cajamarca, Doris Platt Rodriguez was exposed to the traditions of the country kitchen that celebrated the native ingredients of Peru. She remembers in particular the many varieties of potato, corn, peppers and sub-tropical fruits (like cherimoya, lucuma and mango), which were included together with local cheeses and meats at her daily family feasts. The dining table was the center and heart of family gatherings, storytelling and the school of manners through which she learned the values and customs of her culture. She recalls the graciousness of her mother and the humor of her father, and observes in anecdote that it was her grandmother who occupied the honored seat at the table and was always served first. And as a gesture to unannounced guests as well as the needy outside their door, her mother would always leave a little extra food in the pot, just in case.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2017710.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Andina Restaurant.  "Our Inspiration Behind Opening Andina  Was A Vision Our Entire Family Shared. We Have Always Been Proud Of Our Mixed Heritage And Have Been Challenged To Find Ways In Which To Best Reconcile Our Love Of Peru With The Land We Have Chosen To Live In."  November 18, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2018068.html Headlines: November 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027596.html Cooking]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027927.html Oregon]  <ref>[http://www.andinarestaurant.com/familia.htm Andina Restaurant.  "Our Inspiration Behind Opening Andina  Was A Vision Our Entire Family Shared. We Have Always Been Proud Of Our Mixed Heritage And Have Been Challenged To Find Ways In Which To Best Reconcile Our Love Of Peru With The Land We Have Chosen To Live In."  November 18, 2003.]</ref>''
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===2003: Award-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank is daughter of Peace Corps volunteer===
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Gabriela Lena Frank, an American-born woman of Peruvian, Jewish, and Chinese ancestry, grew up listening to Andean music. Creating her piano solo of "Sonata Andina" involved "taking Andean music and translating it to Western instruments," she said. In the second movement, for example, Ms. Frank imitated four-note chords she heard four men in Peru playing on panpipes. Later, during the fourth movement, her music imitates two kinds of native guitars, panpipes and the marimba (xylophone). G-major chords dominate in the "Sonata Andina" because, Ms. Frank explained, they were the first notes she heard. She is partially deaf and only began using a hearing aid when she was five years old. Ms. Frank's hearing impairment has resulted in barefoot performances because it allows her to feel the music.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2033107.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  New York News Network.  "Audience Explores Young Composers' Music"  December 8, 2003.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2019004.html Headlines: December 2003]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027725.html Music]  <ref>[http://www.nynewsnetwork.com/Article.php?article=audience+explores+young+composers+music.xml New York News Network.  "Audience Explores Young Composers' Music"  December 8, 2003.]</ref>''
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===2004: American poet  Robert Roberg reflects back on his life and times in Peru in the 1960s===
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Now I'm dancing the Huyano. I have a white handkerchief in my hand. A flute and two drums hold us in a trance. There are fifty of us whooping and dancing wildly "Hecha la" We are throwing white flour at each other and drinking the wicked Moonshine. The girls look so pretty. There's Toya and Gloria and Daisy. My head is banging like a drum as I stumble home in the dark. A clap of thunder and then bang someone hits me from behind and I sprawl forward. Who in the world.? I turn around and behind me is a goat standing in the trail rolling his head from side to side. Whoa is it Baphomet? I pick myself up and yell at the goat that stands as if he is ready to charge me again. All right all right calm down this is you path I'm going. Man my butt is sore. I look up at the sky and see Orion. My heart leaps. I don't feel so alone.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2026830.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Cafe Press.  "I'm Running Through A Yard Trying To Catch A Turkey"  January 5, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2019552.html Headlines: January 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027811.html Writing - Peru]  <ref>[http://www.cafeshops.com/roberg.8929692 Cafe Press.  "I'm Running Through A Yard Trying To Catch A Turkey"  January 5, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV Thomas F. Crosby Jr. dies at 63===
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He worked for the Orange County district attorney's office and served on the National Labor Relations Board and with the Peace Corps in Peru before going into private practice in the early 1970s.Among the opinions he was most proud of, Crosby once said, were his anti-camping ruling and another opinion issued that same year prohibiting the Boy Scouts from expelling an atheist. Both rulings were overturned by the state Supreme Court. He "was a totally fearless, curmudgeonly iconoclast who was very bright and who called cases as he saw them," said Bob Wolfe, a research attorney who worked with him. "He was utterly unafraid to take on sacred cows."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2019514.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Sacramento Bee.  "Judge Who Overturned Southern California City's Anti-Homeless Ordinance Dead At 63"  February 1, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2020200.html Headlines: February 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027645.html Obituaries]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Jurisprudence]  <ref>[http://www.sacbee.com/state_wire/story/8197876p-9129127c.html Sacramento Bee.  "Judge Who Overturned Southern California City's Anti-Homeless Ordinance Dead At 63"  February 1, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: ¿CARETAS toledista? Es la última versión de una recurrente y majadera campaña que a través de las décadas, y cambiando actores e instigadores, han hecho diversos interesados contra esta revista.===
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En nuestro país se tiende a endiosar a los hombres públicos cuando toman el poder y a lincharlos cuando están de salida. Nosotros tratamos de evitar ambos vicios. Al principio buscamos bajarles el moño y después, cuando están en el suelo, intentamos evaluar sus méritos y defectos. Es un ejercicio de equilibrio periodístico que, por cierto, a veces va contra la corriente. No es apreciado, además, por quienes tienen una concepción antropofágica de la política y sobre todo por aquellos que impulsan una agenda política rival y lapidaria.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2021009.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Caretas.  "Caretas Toledista"  February 12, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2020200.html Headlines: February 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027778.html Politics]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027757.html Speaking Out]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027693.html Journalism]  <ref>[http://www.caretas.com.pe/2004/1810/articulos/editorial.html Caretas.  "Caretas Toledista"  February 12, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Former Director of Peru Peace Corps Training Center Dan Sharp to Speak at NCEITA Annual Forum===
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Sharp's government service includes being with the United States Delegation to the United Nations (Economic and Social Council - ECOSOC) and as an official U.S. Government delegate to international meetings. He negotiated five international treaties for the U.S., created and directed the Peace Corps' training center for overseas staff, took the first volunteers to Peru, and directed operations in the Andes. He previously served for two years as Deputy Attorney- General of California, where he handled cases from trial through appeals at the State Supreme Court, and was liaison with all levels of local and state government.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2019778.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Business Wire.  "President Of The Royal Institution World Science Assembly To Speak At Nceita Annual Forum"  February 17, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2020200.html Headlines: February 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.nceita.org/CEO/speakers1.html Business Wire.  "President Of The Royal Institution World Science Assembly To Speak At Nceita Annual Forum"  February 17, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: While Cliff Boyd was working with South American farmers during a stint in the Peace Corps, a visit to the Inca fortress city of Maccu Picchu in Peru solidified his interest in ancient people and their cultures===
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As a boy growing up in eastern Tennessee, Boyd developed an interest in history while listening to his grandmother's stories of Civil War veterans she had known as a girl. While he was working with South American farmers during a stint in the Peace Corps, a visit to the Inca fortress city of Maccu Picchu in Peru solidified his interest in ancient people and their cultures. "They had no written language, yet they built an incredible culture. They built roads, forts, temples," Boyd said. Exploring the ruins of a great indigenous population sparked Boyd's interest in the American Indians of his native Appalachia.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2020016.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Roanoke Times.  "Archaeologist Seeks To Uncover Region's History"  March 3, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2020738.html Headlines: March 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027831.html University Education]  <ref>[http://www.roanoke.com/roatimes/news/story163516.html Roanoke Times.  "Archaeologist Seeks To Uncover Region's History"  March 3, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Margaret "Peg" Miller and her husband sought adventure by joining the Peace Corps. They ended up in a Peruvian village high in the mountains, at an elevation of 14,500 feet===
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The Millers sought adventure by joining the Peace Corps. They ended up in a Peruvian village high in the mountains, at an elevation of 14,500 feet. Margaret Miller taught sixth-grade English at the girls' school and gave workshops on hygiene to older women in the village. After 14 months, the couple came back to the states, and Margaret earned her master's degree in elementary education from Columbia University's teachers' college. She and Fred moved back to Castle Rock, and she taught fourth grade at Northlake Elementary.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2020257.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  The Longview Daily News.  "A Lifetime In The Classroom"  March 16, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2020738.html Headlines: March 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027773.html Secondary Education]  <ref>[http://www.tdn.com/articles/2004/03/16/area_news/news05.txt The Longview Daily News.  "A Lifetime In The Classroom"  March 16, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV Ronald L. Ecker is author of "And Adam Knew Eve"===
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The purpose of And Adam Knew Eve is to inform as well as hopefully to entertain, by gathering from the biblical text all sexually related stories, concepts, and laws, and presenting them, concisely but with attention to context, in convenient dictionary form. Sexually related material comprises overall such a significant portion of scripture that some knowledge of it is essential both in appreciating the Bible as a whole and in understanding the difference in attitude toward sex to be found between the Old and New Testaments.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2020328.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Personal Web Site.  "Preface"  March 21, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2020738.html Headlines: March 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027811.html Writing - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027793.html Religion]  <ref>[http://www.hobrad.com/andauth.htm Personal Web Site.  "Preface"  March 21, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Review of Portland's Andian Restaurant run by son of Peru RPCV John Platt===
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The kitchen at this upscale young Peruvian restaurant is generating some genuine heat. Sophisticated and playful, it's turning out consistently fascinating flavors and some of the most gorgeous presentations in town. Executive chef Emmanuel Piqueras Villaran has hit his stride, deftly redefining Andean tradition by thinking in fresh ways about key ingredients such as hot peppers, corn nuggets, quinoa, lime and cilantro. From beef-heart shish kebabs to spectacular seafoods to the city's best seviches (they stew in lime juice so briefly it's like a whisper), the food here is more than simply satisfying: It's exciting. When Andina stumbles, it's almost always in the service, not the kitchen.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2021313.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Oregon Live.  "Diner 2004: Andina"  May 14, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2021761.html Headlines: May 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027596.html Cooking]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027927.html Oregon]  <ref>[http://www.oregonlive.com/dining/reviews.ssf?8145?8145_1 Oregon Live.  "Diner 2004: Andina"  May 14, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV Kenneth C. Bardach named associate dean and director of ExecEdge Corporate Education at Olin School of Business===
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Kenneth C. Bardach has been named associate dean and director of ExecEdge Corporate Education at the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, announced Stuart I. Greenbaum, dean and Bank of America Professor at the Olin School. Bardach joins Olin from Case Western Reserve, where he served as associate dean of Executive Education Programs at the Weatherhead School of Management. Bardach served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Peru from 1967 to 1969.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2023429.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Washington University in Saint Louis.  "Kenneth C. Bardach Named Associate Dean And Director Of Execedge Corporate Education At Olin School Of Business"  May 28, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2021761.html Headlines: May 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027620.html Education]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027216.html Business]  <ref>[http://news-info.wustl.edu/news/page/normal/896.html Washington University in Saint Louis.  "Kenneth C. Bardach Named Associate Dean And Director Of Execedge Corporate Education At Olin School Of Business"  May 28, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV John McAuliff, Executive Director of the Fund for Reconciliation and Development, says "As I watch the news shows and read the NY Times, the deja vu factor escalates. Certainly there is a major difference between the motive of US military intervention in Indochina and in Afghanistan, but our political leadership class seems as ignorant of history and culture now as they were in 1945 and 1956."===
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"The crucial wrong turn increasingly looks like the Administration's decision to make bin Laden and the Taleban moral equivilants and one in the same as strategic targets, compounded by insisting on a unilateralist approach to coalition building and military action."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080679.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  World Council of Churches.  "Analysis And Reflection"  June 3, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2022370.html Headlines: June 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080668.html Peace Corps Cambodia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080670.html Directory of Cambodia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080669.html Messages and Announcements for Cambodia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027720.html NGO's]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027757.html Speaking Out]  <ref>[http://www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/behindthenews/analysis9.html World Council of Churches.  "Analysis And Reflection"  June 3, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peace Corps Director Visits Peru, Participates in Swearing-in Ceremony===
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Peace Corps Director Gaddi H. Vasquez arrived to a warm reception in Peru this past week, where he met with President Alejandro Toledo and participated in the swearing-in ceremony of the first group of volunteers to serve in the new Youth Development program. “The 13 new volunteers will work with youth in Peru, where 60 percent of the population is under the age of 24, and only 34 percent of Peruvians complete high school,” said Director Vasquez. “One of the goals is to help them become productive workers, and perhaps achieve things their parents and grandparents never had the opportunity to try.”  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2021879.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Peace Corps.  "Peace Corps Director Visits Peru, Participates In Swearing-In Ceremony"  June 10, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2022370.html Headlines: June 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027732.html Gaddi Vasquez (Director 2002 - 2006)]  <ref>[http://peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.media.press.view&news_id=956 Peace Corps.  "Peace Corps Director Visits Peru, Participates In Swearing-In Ceremony"  June 10, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: A new school in Paramount, CA has been named after the late Peru RPCV Leona Jackson in recognition of her lifelong dedication to helping students===
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In 1929 she and her family headed for California. She studied at the University of Southern California to obtain teaching credentials there.  She landed a job at Paramount in 1946. She became a principal three years later and held that position until 1960, Superintendent Jay Wilbur said.  Retirement was brief. Wilbur said that after a stint with the Peace Corps in Peru, Jackson returned to Paramount in 1969 to teach English to adult immigrants.  "When she turned 99, they told her she had to retire," said June Murty, a friend of Jackson's who lives in Bellflower, Calif. Even then, "a lot of people would go right to her house for class with her."  Murty said Jackson continued to hold class at her home until 1996. She died a year later. She was 102.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2022090.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Omaha World Herald.  "California School Will Hail Nebraska Native"  June 24, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2022370.html Headlines: June 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027645.html Obituaries]  <ref>[http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_np=0&u_pg=1640&u_sid=1130642 Omaha World Herald.  "California School Will Hail Nebraska Native"  June 24, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru Photo Exhibit Captures Pathos of 20 Years of War===
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What began as a temporary photo exhibit - commissioned by the government's Truth Commission, which issued a voluminous report last August on Peru's war - has become a critically acclaimed and popular museum. Its future financing is uncertain, but the museum has fulfilled the hopes of its creators by becoming a testament to 70,000 Peruvians who perished in the country's long conflict pitting state security forces against two rebel groups, one of them the fanatical Shining Path.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2022092.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  New York Times.  "Peru Photo Exhibit Captures Pathos Of 20 Years Of War"  June 27, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2022370.html Headlines: June 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027574.html Culture]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2203845.html Exhibits]  <ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/27/international/americas/27peru.html?ex=1089000000&en=a9d597c8bf340e62&ei=5006&partner=ALTAVISTA1 New York Times.  "Peru Photo Exhibit Captures Pathos Of 20 Years Of War"  June 27, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Mauretania RPCV Peter Schlesinger's life saved by a friend on the Inca Trail===
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Peter Schlesinger, who grew up in New Hampton and graduated from Newfound High School and the University of New Hampshire, was no stranger to foreign travel. He had spent two years in Israel on a kibbutz and two more years in the Peace Corps in Mauretania, West Africa. For the past 15 years, he has worked as a geographer and ecologist at the Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts studying the impact of humans on the terrestrial ecology.  After three days at a conference in Lima, Schlesinger headed to Cusco, Peru, to meet up with a friend and head out for the Inca Trail. It had been a few years since he had undertaken such an arduous adventure, and at 6-feet, 3-inches tall and 260 pounds, maybe a few years since he was in top shape, too.  Still, it was the hike he came for and the hike he was going to accomplish.  Schlesinger was so excited about the opportunity that he hardly gave his body the chance to get acclimated to the very high altitude and the stress that it would bring.  First, he was suffering from dysentery, picked up during his stay in Lima.  The first night of the hike he spent going to the bathroom. And to top it off, he was taking medication for altitude sickness that happened to be a diuretic as well.  The next morning he was exhausted, dehydrated and beginning to feel the effects of altitude.  Peter Schlesinger was a classic case of a hiker who didn't know how bad off he was. He was suffering but still pushing himself onward and higher.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2022362.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Christian Science Monitor.  "Chance Encounter Changes Lives"  July 6, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2022919.html Headlines: July 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027309.html Peace Corps Mauritania]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4627.html Directory of Mauritania RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1510.html Messages and Announcements for Mauritania RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027719.html Mountaineering]  <ref>[http://www.cmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040706/REPOSITORY/407060344/0/FRONTPAGE Christian Science Monitor.  "Chance Encounter Changes Lives"  July 6, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Tumi was founded in 1975 by Charlie Clifford, who named the company after an Inca god known to him through his Peace Corps stint in South America===
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Tumi was founded in 1975 by Charlie Clifford, who named the company after an Inca god known to him through his Peace Corps stint in South America. Over the years, the Tumi brand has attracted a loyal following among affluent corporate travelers and high-profile celebrities. Tumi distributes its luggage through its more than 40 retail stores in key international cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London and Tokyo, as well as through other specialty stores and via its Web site.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2022361.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  New York Post.  "Swanky Suitcase Maker Looking To Bag A Buyer"  July 8, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2022919.html Headlines: July 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027216.html Business]  <ref>[http://www.nypost.com/business/24642.htm New York Post.  "Swanky Suitcase Maker Looking To Bag A Buyer"  July 8, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Lilka Areton spent two years in the Peace Corps in Peru, then went to graduate school at the Bank Street College of Education in New York City and got a teaching job in Spanish Harlem - volunteering at the International Center.===
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Lilka Areton was a great believer in the power of cross-cultural exchange to enhance people's lives. That's why, in 1968, she became a volunteer at the International Center in New York City. There, the New Jersey resident met New York University student Tom Areton, who had recently arrived from Communist Czechoslovakia. That's why, in 1980, Tom and Lilka Areton founded Cultural Homestay International, a student-exchange program that has since brought more than 250,000 foreign students to American shores. Cultural Homestay International (CHI), which operates out of two adjoining houses on Butterfield Road in San Anselmo, is one of the largest exchange programs in the world - equal in size to the better-known American Field Service.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2022490.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Marin Independent Journal.  "Exchanging Opportunities"  July 18, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2022919.html Headlines: July 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027769.html Service]  <ref>[http://www.marinij.com/Stories/0\,1413\,234~24409~2280080\,00.html Marin Independent Journal.  "Exchanging Opportunities"  July 18, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV Malcolm Moore plots out the latest mapping methods===
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oore is a Marlboro native who went on to attend the University of Washington in Seattle. He spent two years in Peru while serving in the Peace Corps.  But he's spent most of his life in Marlboro, a town of 1,080, where he has worked in land surveying. He's studied early maps of the area, and was amazed by how accurate some of them were given the limited technology they had.  Current maps of the area were made by aerial photographs. Mappers used orthoplates, which correct a photograph's dimensions, and simply traced.  "You think of photos as perfect, but they aren't," Moore said as he explained orthoplates.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2022613.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Brattleboro Reformer.  "Surveyor Plots Out The Latest Mapping Methods"  July 26, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2022919.html Headlines: July 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027661.html Geography]  <ref>[http://www.reformer.com/Stories/0\,1413\,102~8862~2294981\,00.html Brattleboro Reformer.  "Surveyor Plots Out The Latest Mapping Methods"  July 26, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Teacher of the Year Marilyn Horn accepted into the Peace Corps and spent two years in Urubamba, Peru===
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Despite Horn's success in the classroom, she didn't start out to be a teacher, but graduated from Nebrask Wesleyan with a degree in Sociology, aiming to be a psychiatric social worker. Before starting graduate school, however, Horn went to South America with a YMCA service program. While there, she was smitten by the Spanish language and culture, as well as the desire to begin work rather than return to school. After a semester of graduate school, she was accepted into the Peace Corps and spent two years in Urubamba, Peru. In Peru, Horn saw first hand the power of education in the life of poor villagers and began to consider whether she wanted to work at the end of the spectrum that prevents problems through education rather than dealing with the end that solves problems through social work. Prevention and her love affair with the language and culture won out, so when Horn returned from the Peace Corps, she enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) fast-track program at Wesleyan University.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2024771.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Town Times.  "Sra. Horn Es Numero Uno!"  August 8, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2023601.html Headlines: August 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027773.html Secondary Education]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027552.html Awards]  <ref>[http://www.towntimes.com/articles/2004/09/09/news/local_news/news07.txt Town Times.  "Sra. Horn Es Numero Uno!"  August 8, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV Nancy C. Francis is a judge with the Washtenaw County Probate Court,  Ann Arbor, Michigan===
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Hon. Nancy C. Francis    is a judge with the Washtenaw County Probate Court,  Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was an activist for civil rights and liberties throughout her adult life and practiced law for 16 years primarily representing low and moderate income citizens through a unique, locally funded, comprehensive legal services program. Judge Francis also served as a volunteer in the United States Peace Corps in Peru.  She was the first African-American in the Washtenaw County judiciary. Judge Francis serves on the Juvenile Rules Committee of the Michigan Judicial Conference and is a member of the Board of Michigan Children's Charter and the Michigan Committee on the Over-Representation of Minority Youth in Confinement.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2023033.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  "Hon. Nancy C. Francis    Is A Judge With The Washtenaw County Probate Court,  Ann Arbor, Michigan. She Was An Activist For Civil Rights And Liberties Throughout Her Adult Life And Practiced Law For 16 Years Primarily Representing Low And Moderate Income Citizens Through A Unique, Locally Funded, Comprehensive Legal Services Program. Judge Francis Also Served As A Volunteer In The United States Peace Corps In Peru."  August 13, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2023601.html Headlines: August 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Courts]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027717.html Minorities]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Jurisprudence]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027563.html African American Issues]  <ref>[http://www.icle.org/directory/contrib_bios.cfm?&Pnumber=P24700 Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  "Hon. Nancy C. Francis    Is A Judge With The Washtenaw County Probate Court,  Ann Arbor, Michigan. She Was An Activist For Civil Rights And Liberties Throughout Her Adult Life And Practiced Law For 16 Years Primarily Representing Low And Moderate Income Citizens Through A Unique, Locally Funded, Comprehensive Legal Services Program. Judge Francis Also Served As A Volunteer In The United States Peace Corps In Peru."  August 13, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Ron Ecker spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer (1964-1966), living and working in the Arequipa area===
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Arequipa, a beautiful city at the foot of the snow-capped volcano El Misti in southern Peru, is where I spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer (1964-1966), living and working in a barriada called Clorinda Malaga de Prado (now named Independencia). I was one of some 50 PCVs in the Arequipa area. We had memorable times both at work and at play. This website is a photographic celebration of those wonderful days in "La Ciudad Blanca" and the barriada of Clorinda, with photos also of time spent at Cuzco, Pisac, Machu Picchu, on Lake Titicaca, and in Chile.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2023241.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Personal Web Site.  "Arequipa Days"  August 25, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2023601.html Headlines: August 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027764.html Photography - Peru]  <ref>[http://www.hobrad.com/arequipadays.htm Personal Web Site.  "Arequipa Days"  August 25, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Barbara Bailey Bauer's studied anthropology in Mexico and Ethiopia and volunteered for the Peace Corps in Peru===
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Barbara Bailey Bauer's work has taken her all over the world.  She studied anthropology in Mexico and Ethiopia and volunteered for the Peace Corps in Peru.  The Essex County, N.J., native eventually put down roots in the Lehigh Valley and has been a full-time fixture at the Easton Area Public Library for 18 years.  On Wednesday, Bauer announced she will retire as library director, effective Jan. 1.  "While I can still be active, there are a lot of other things I'd like to do," she said, sitting in her office at the Church Street library.  In addition to stepping up her community involvement efforts, Bauer plans to spend her free time doing research and writing about local history.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2023917.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  New Jersey Express Times.  "Overseer Of Books Retires To Write Own"  September 19, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2024064.html Headlines: September 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027273.html Peace Corps Ethiopia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4511.html Directory of Ethiopia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1519.html Messages and Announcements for Ethiopia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027692.html Libraries]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027941.html New Jersey]  <ref>[http://www.nj.com/news/expresstimes/pa/index.ssf?/base/news-13/1095584757194050.xml New Jersey Express Times.  "Overseer Of Books Retires To Write Own"  September 19, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV Charlie Clifford sells Tumi Luggage===
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Doughty Hanson & Co. has sealed a deal to buy luxe luggage maker Tumi Inc., The Post has learned. The U.K.-based buyout firm has agreed to buy Tumi, the South Plainfield, N.J., designer of high-end suitcases, garment bags, backpacks and business accessories, for roughly $275 million, sources close to the situation said. Tumi was founded in 1975 by Charlie Clifford, who named the company after an Inca god known to him through his Peace Corps stint in South America. Over the years, the Tumi brand has attracted a loyal following among affluent corporate travelers and high-profile celebrities.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2024002.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  NY Post.  "U.k. Deal For Tumi Luggage"  October 5, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2024390.html Headlines: October 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027216.html Business]  <ref>[http://www.nypost.com/business/31316.htm NY Post.  "U.k. Deal For Tumi Luggage"  October 5, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Michael Porath says: When I was a kid, Cusco, Peru, was the most exotic place I could imagine. Before I was born, my father served in the Peace Corps in the jungles near Cusco. The spears, slides and stories he returned with kept my siblings and me captivated for years.===
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When I was a kid, Cusco, Peru, was the most exotic place I could imagine. Before I was born, my father served in the Peace Corps in the jungles near Cusco. The spears, slides and stories he returned with kept my siblings and me captivated for years. I remember taking the 6-foot-long spears to my second-grade class for show-and-tell and explaining the story of how my dad slept under a broken- down truck in the middle of the jungle one night while he listened to distant tribal drumbeats, praying he would not wake up with a shrunken head. In the fourth grade, I wrote my history report on Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, discovered near Cusco by an American from Yale University, Hiram Bingham, in 1911 (though local farmers had known about it for years). A military takeover forced my dad to leave Peru after just a few months, so he never had a chance to visit this incredible place. Present-day Cusco is certainly a different city than it was in 1968. Largely because of Machu Picchu's rising popularity, Cusco has become the "Gringo capital" of South America. Once the capital of the Inca empire - and amazingly built in the shape of a puma - the city has retained its identity despite the flood of tourism, mainly because the original Inca walls that lined Cusco's winding cobblestone streets hundreds of years ago house its restaurants and bars today.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2024860.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  "On The Road To Machu Picchu"  November 21, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2025077.html Headlines: November 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]  <ref>[http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/living/1100879713325810.xml?ltnew Cleveland Plain Dealer.  "On The Road To Machu Picchu"  November 21, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Ron Garfinkle moved to Maine in 1971 after a two-year Peace Corps stint in Peru and after completing a three-year craftsman residency in North Carolina learning the art of making pottery===
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Ceramics maker Monroe Salt Works, which began in a Waldo County barn 30 years ago and grew to include 50 employees and retail stores from Bangor to Boston, is being sold to a specialty housewares firm, the owner said Monday. Founded and owned by potter Ron Garfinkle of Brooks, the company still produces its distinctive salt-glazed pottery from a converted barn in Monroe. Garfinkle said Monday the business is under contract to Tawinbi Co. Inc. based in Keene, N.H. The sale is expected to be completed in January. He did not disclose terms. Monroe Salt Works operates retail stores in Belfast, Ellsworth, Lincolnville, Boothbay Harbor, at the Bangor Mall during part of the year, and in Boston and Arlington, Mass. Some of the 11 who work in the Monroe production facility may be able to land jobs with the new company, but Tawinbi partner Tom Abert said Monday the purchase offer did not include that part of the business. Garfinkle, 61, is a native of the Rochester, N.Y., area. He moved to Maine in 1971 after a two-year Peace Corps stint in Peru and after completing a three-year craftsman residency in North Carolina learning the art of making pottery.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2024856.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Bangor Daily News.  "Maine Pottery Chain Sold"  November 23, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2025077.html Headlines: November 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027216.html Business]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027940.html Maine]  <ref>[http://www.bangornews.com/news/templates/?a=104139&z=6 Bangor Daily News.  "Maine Pottery Chain Sold"  November 23, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV Bruce Greenlee suffered facial injuries as soccer referee when attacked by coach Mauricio Alvarez===
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The Alameda County District Attorney's Office charged a coach on Wednesday with two misdemeanors for attacking a referee during a weekend youth soccer tournament.  Coach Mauricio Alvarez will face charges of battery against a sports official and battery committed on a school or park property, each carrying a maximum sentence of a year in jail or $2,000 fine, or both, said Assistant District Attorney John Adams.  Alvarez, whose team forfeited the game because of a lack of required player paperwork, allegedly punched and kicked referee Bruce Greenlee.  A notice for Alvarez to appear in Alameda County Superior Court within the next month will soon be sent to his last known address, Adams said.  If Alvarez does not appear in court, a warrant for his arrest will be issued, Adams said.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2024851.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Contra Costa Times.  "Soccer Coach Is Charged With 2 Misdemeanors"  November 24, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2025077.html Headlines: November 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027808.html Sports]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2070460.html Soccer]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027581.html Crime]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027922.html California]  <ref>[http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/counties/alameda_county/cities_neighborhoods/berkeley/10270141.htm?1c Contra Costa Times.  "Soccer Coach Is Charged With 2 Misdemeanors"  November 24, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: "Christmas With The Kranks" with Peace Corps character not so bad after all says saWorship.com===
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In Revolution Studios' new comedy “Christmas With The Kranks,” based on John Grisham’s best-selling novel “Skipping Christmas,” Tim Allen plays Luther Krank, a man who decides to skip Christmas in favor of a Caribbean cruise when his daughter joins the Peace Corps. After convincing his wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) that this is the answer to their depression, the trip departure is planned for December 25th. One small problem: the neighborhood, led by a fascist-like suburb monitor (Dan Aykroyd), objects to their leaving. The block depends on the Kranks to decorate their house like everyone else on the street. Plus, there’s the annual party the Kranks have always hosted. Going away is simply unacceptable.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2024857.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  saWorship.com.  "Christmas With The Kranks"  November 24, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2025077.html Headlines: November 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027640.html Movies]  <ref>[http://www.saworship.com/article-page.php?ID=1597&Page=couples.php saWorship.com.  "Christmas With The Kranks"  November 24, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: There's no clever way to spin this. "Christmas with the Kranks" is one of the worst big-budget films in recent memory. The story centers on Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora (Jamie Lee Curtis) Krank, who send off their only child Blair (Judy Gonzalo) for a year in the Peace Corps in Peru===
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It's insulting that screenwriter Chris Columbus ("Monkeybone," "Home Alone") thinks "Kranks" is worth $10 and 90 minutes of our time. It's insulting that he offers nothing but superficial characters doing imbecilic things and then gives us a grand finale that's so moronic, so lunkheaded, it supplies no comfort and cheer, only pain and anguish. The story centers on Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora (Jamie Lee Curtis) Krank, who send off their only child Blair (Judy Gonzalo) for a year in the Peace Corps. After two decades of going all-out for Christmas and finding themselves with an empty nest, they opt instead to take a Caribbean cruise.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2024858.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  San Francisco Examiner.  "Nightmare Before 'Christmas'"  November 24, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2025077.html Headlines: November 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027640.html Movies]  <ref>[http://www.sfexaminer.com/article/index.cfm/i/112404a_kranks San Francisco Examiner.  "Nightmare Before 'Christmas'"  November 24, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV Leon Haller presents Making Sense of Accounting Information: A Practical Guide to Understanding Financial Reports and Their Use===
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Haller has a master's degree in economics from Stanford University. One of the first Peace Corps volunteers to go to Peru, he worked on developing a savings and loan system. Subsequently, he was a program and loan officer in the Latin American Division of the Agency for International Development, U.S. State Department. He received formal training as a stock analyst at Standard & Poor, and subsequently was a corporate finance analyst on Wall Street. He taught corporate finance and securities analysis for five years at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Babson College. The author of more than a dozen articles, he also wrote Financial Resources Management of Nonprofit Organizations. He is a former president of the Massachusetts Accountants in the Public Interest.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2025504.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  PrimeZone.  "Making Sense Of Accounting Information -- Wall Street Analyst Helps Readers Understand Financial Data"  December 10, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2025817.html Headlines: December 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027811.html Writing - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027559.html Accounting]  <ref>[http://www.primezone.com/newsroom/news_releases.mhtml?d=69260 PrimeZone.  "Making Sense Of Accounting Information -- Wall Street Analyst Helps Readers Understand Financial Data"  December 10, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Bob Arias says "I was a Peace Corps volunteer from 1964 to 1966, serving in the Andean mountains of Colombia while my younger brother, Ron, served in Peru"===
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I was a Peace Corps volunteer from 1964 to 1966, serving in the Andean mountains of Colombia while my younger brother, Ron, served in Peru.  We knew that President Kennedy had talked about sending Peace Corps volunteers to Mexico, stressing the importance to the people of both countries.  However, his dream would have to wait 40-plus years before the first group of volunteers would begin their service in that nation.  Now, after two years of negotiations between Mexico and the United States, a partnership agreement has been signed between the Mexican National Council on Science and Technology and Peace Corps, inviting American volunteers to share their skills with their Mexican counterparts in the areas of information technology, small-business development, science, water and environmental technology.  As it turns out, Oregon will play an important role in working with the Mexican citizens and their government agencies.  At the request and invitation of the government of Mexico, this joint effort between Mexico and the United States will give us the opportunity to learn and exchange ideas and skills with our Mexican national counterparts.  I know from my own experience that the volunteers will learn much from the Mexican citizens who they will meet.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2025228.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Salem Statesman Journal.  "Peace Corps Forges New Bonds"  December 13, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2025817.html Headlines: December 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027257.html Peace Corps Colombia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4478.html Directory of Colombia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1521.html Messages and Announcements for Colombia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027311.html Peace Corps Mexico]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2020513.html Directory of Mexico RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2020512.html Messages and Announcements for Mexico RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027927.html Oregon]  <ref>[http://159.54.226.83/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041213/OPINION/412130311/1049 Salem Statesman Journal.  "Peace Corps Forges New Bonds"  December 13, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV Peter Jay, a former Baltimore Sun editorial columnist, was president of the Harford Land Trust and figured it would raise the money for the island.===
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Over its long history, this rocky mound in the middle of the Susquehanna River has been a trading post, a fishing community, a quarry and an icehouse.  And a few years ago, it seemed destined to become home to a hotel and conference center. But two local residents pooled their money, bought the island from a developer, and waited for a local government to preserve it as a park.  It took five years, an act of Congress and a presidential signature, but Garrett Island is now officially preserved. Last month, the nonprofit Conservation Fund bought the mile-long, 189-acre island. The group will turn over ownership of the island to the federal government's National Wildlife Refuge System, enabling Garrett to live on as a bird sanctuary where the Chesapeake Bay begins.  "There aren't many of these left," Harford County preservationist Grace Hiter said while touring the island this month. "And once they're gone, they're gone forever. You don't get them back."  Maryland's portion of the Chesapeake Bay boasts dozens of islands - some large expanses of marsh, others eroding so quickly that there's scarcely anything left.  Garrett Island doesn't face such threats. It's rocky, not marshy. And instead of eroding, the island has gained about 20 acres in the past century. In fact, to those who pass it on Interstate 95 as they head north from Harford County, it hardly seems like an island because it sits so close to the shore.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2026840.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Baltimore Sun.  "Group's Persistence Turns Cecil Island Into A Refuge"  December 26, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2025817.html Headlines: December 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027598.html Conservation]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027942.html Maryland]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027942.html Maryland]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027942.html Maryland]  <ref>[http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-te.md.garrett26dec26\,1\,2499735.story Baltimore Sun.  "Group's Persistence Turns Cecil Island Into A Refuge"  December 26, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2005: Marilyn Horn became enamored with Spanish and Hispanic cultures as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru and turned it into her profession===
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Horn grew up in Nebraska and graduated as a sociology major. She went to South America on a YWCA work project which "opened her eyes" to wanting to learn more about the developing cultures rather than sitting in a classroom.  "I’m a convert to Hispanic culture," she said.  Horn decided to join in the Peace Corps before attending graduate school.  "I went to Peru and had fallen in love," she said about the culture. "I never studied Spanish in high school."  Horn learned Spanish while staying in the mountainous region of Peru. "It made me understand how important education was."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2026460.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Middletown Press.  "Teacher Adopts A Culture As A Profession"  January 13, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027543.html Headlines: January 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027773.html Secondary Education]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027672.html Hispanic Issues]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027703.html Language]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027923.html Connecticut]  <ref>[http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=13740727&BRD=1645&PAG=461&dept_id=33198&rfi=6 Middletown Press.  "Teacher Adopts A Culture As A Profession"  January 13, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peru RPCV L. A. Adams provides online assistance to the village of Cochiraya, designing logos and other elements of their marketing campaign===
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Since July, however, volunteers have banded together to help Cochiraya sell its alpaca textiles to the world. They have offered advice on how to set up and maintain an e-commerce site, arrange for international payments, draft a business plan and even choose a logo. Cochiraya is one of about 50 villages participating in a virtual aid network known as Nabuur, a Dutch nongovernmental organization that was begun in 2001 and is based in Giethoorn. Nabuur strives to be an anti-hierarchical, self-organizing, open-source network whose volunteers help people in the developing world directly, based on what those people ask of them. One such enthusiastic volunteer is L. A. Adams, a Peace Corps veteran who works as an international student adviser at a New York college. Ms. Adams provides online assistance to the village of Cochiraya, designing logos and other elements of their marketing campaign. As one of Nabuur's roughly 1,300 "neighbors," Ms. Adams said she was attracted to how the agency allows for direct contact with the local people, instead of through an intermediary. "It's very rewarding in a way I never thought was possible virtually," she said. "It's just sort of like my Peace Corps experience, but I can sit in my own house." "I come home and the first thing I want to do is log on. I sit behind a computer most of the day, so that's peculiar," she said, adding that she usually puts in more than the recommended 6 to 10 hours per week. "So obviously I'm liking it."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027167.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  New York Times.  "Virtual Volunteers Listen First, Then Reach Out"  January 27, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027543.html Headlines: January 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027769.html Service]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027683.html Internet]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027216.html Business]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027226.html Art]  <ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/featured_articles/20050127thursday.html New York Times.  "Virtual Volunteers Listen First, Then Reach Out"  January 27, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peru RPCV Joe Blanchard Named Citizen of the Year" by Community Chest===
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The Community Chest of Port Washington is proud to recognize Joe Blanchard as "Citizen of the Year" for 2004, the highest honor bestowed by the local charity. The Port Washington community is invited to the awards ceremony on Wednesday, February 2 at 8 p.m., held at the Port Washington Public Library. He is a graduate of Harvard College, where he majored in International Relations. After college, he joined U.S. Peace Corps. From June 1967 to November 1968, he ran an experimental farm in Peru, dealing with fertilizer experiments, seed programs, chicken-raising program, health programs etc. Then, Joe served the U.S. Army from February 1969 to February 1971, as the Assistant Security Sergeant on a NATO missile base in northern Germany, having 20 people under him.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027169.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Port Washington News.  "Joe Blanchard Named Citizen Of The Year" By Community Chest"  January 28, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027543.html Headlines: January 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027552.html Awards]  <ref>[http://www.antonnews.com/portwashingtonnews/2005/01/28/news/ Port Washington News.  "Joe Blanchard Named Citizen Of The Year" By Community Chest"  January 28, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Peru – Michael Hirsh===
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First having served as a volunteer in Bolivia from 1970 to 1971, Michael Hirsch rejoins the Peace Corps as country director for Peru. Hirsh also served as the Program and Training Officer for Ecuador and as Country Director for the Dominican Republic. He also served USAID in Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Ecuador, and Peru, designing and managing development projects. Hirsh and his family live in San Diego, where he has worked with a local non-profit and has operated his own financial planning practice. Hirsh received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Cornell University and his master’s degree in business administration from Dartmouth. Hirsh has two children, Mariana and Maurice.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027501.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Peace Corps.  "Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In To Serve"  February 4, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2029341.html Headlines: February 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027589.html Country Directors - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027810.html Staff]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027227.html Appointments]  <ref>[http://peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.media.press.view&news_id=1014 Peace Corps.  "Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In To Serve"  February 4, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Award-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank wrote "An American in Peru," a work that combines Jewish and Peruvian music to recount her father's travels in South America as a Peace Corps volunteer===
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Frank's compositions, incorporating South American mythology, art, poetry and folk music into Western classical forms, reflect her Peruvian-Jewish heritage and have been heard across North and South America. Frank is also a concert pianist who recently recorded a CD of music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Leslie Bassett, and is featured on a forthcoming CD of her chamber music.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2029019.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Infozine.  "Award-Winning Composer To Give Lecture, Recital As Artist-In-Residence At Ku"  February 21, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2029341.html Headlines: February 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027725.html Music]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]  <ref>[http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/5995/ Infozine.  "Award-Winning Composer To Give Lecture, Recital As Artist-In-Residence At Ku"  February 21, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: A&R Tarpaulins Inc. Vice President Bud Weisbart spent 1966 to 1968 developing anti-poverty programs in Peru in the Peace Corps===
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Weisbart, 64, bought a third of the company in 1978 after 17 years as a social services administrator for Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Weisbart's wife, Carmen, joined A&R in 1989. She is president of the company.  Weisbart spent 1966 to 1968 developing anti-poverty programs in Peru.  He spent time in the Peace Corps in 1963.  Weisbart realized that the social service work he wanted to do would be difficult to accomplish as a public servant because funds were not available at the time. So he turned to business.  "My passion was developing programs based on needs to address issues among youth. Now we do the same conceptual thing in designing products and services in companies," Weisbart said.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2029310.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  The San Bernardino Business Press.  "Seeking Tent Stakes In Japan"  February 28, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2029341.html Headlines: February 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027216.html Business]  <ref>[http://www.thebizpress.com/profiles/stories/BP_News_Local_bp0228_profile.58687.html The San Bernardino Business Press.  "Seeking Tent Stakes In Japan"  February 28, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peace Corps Volunteer Lindsey in Peru===
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"I received a disturbing phone call from my Peace Corps boss today. He wanted to know about 8 murders that had taken place in La Esperanza on Sunday."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2033456.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Personal Web Site.  "March 1, 2005"  March 1, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2030327.html Headlines: March 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2033460.html Blogs - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027789.html Safety and Security of Volunteers]  <ref>[http://lindseyinperu.blogspot.com/2005_03_01_lindseyinperu_archive.html#111065562390374508 Personal Web Site.  "March 1, 2005"  March 1, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens reviews "Antología poética" by Cesar Vallejo, Victor Lama De===
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There has been no experience in my life so transforming as my three years of service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru thirty-five years ago, and one of the parts of that experience that still speaks to me most is having had the opportunity to hear César Vallejo's poems recited in their original language in the Andean world in which they were conceived.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2029306.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Amazon.  "There Has Been No Experience In My Life So Transforming As My Three Years Of Service As A Peace Corps Volunteer In Peru Thirty-Five Years Ago, And One Of The Parts Of That Experience That Still Speaks To Me Most Is Having Had The Opportunity To Hear César Vallejo's Poems Recited In Their Original Language In The Andean World In Which They Were Conceived."  March 3, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2030327.html Headlines: March 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027811.html Writing - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027770.html Poetry]  <ref>[http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A3Q2C3YUU8HKTB/ref=cm_aya_rev_more/102-1787295-2408910?%5Fencoding=UTF8 Amazon.  "There Has Been No Experience In My Life So Transforming As My Three Years Of Service As A Peace Corps Volunteer In Peru Thirty-Five Years Ago, And One Of The Parts Of That Experience That Still Speaks To Me Most Is Having Had The Opportunity To Hear César Vallejo's Poems Recited In Their Original Language In The Andean World In Which They Were Conceived."  March 3, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens reviews "Antología poética" by Cesar Vallejo===
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The poem "Piedra Negra sobre una Piedra Blanca" distills the suffering and demonstrates the courage with which César Vallejo faced life. Composed in 1936 while he was absorbed by the Loyalist cause in Spain, Vallejo foresaw his own death in the poem when he wrote: "Me moriré en París con aguacero, un día del cual tengo ya el recuerdo" - a death that was to occur two years later at age 46 when he died of an intestinal infection in a Paris sanitorium  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2029650.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Amazon.  "There Has Been No Experience In My Life So Transforming As My Three Years Of Service As A Peace Corps Volunteer In Peru Thirty-Five Years Ago, And One Of The Parts Of That Experience That Still Speaks To Me Most Is Having Had The Opportunity To Hear César Vallejo's Poems Recited In Their Original Language In The Andean World In Which They Were Conceived."  March 3, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2030327.html Headlines: March 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027811.html Writing - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027770.html Poetry]  <ref>[http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A3Q2C3YUU8HKTB/ref=cm_aya_rev_more/102-1787295-2408910?%5Fencoding=UTF8 Amazon.  "There Has Been No Experience In My Life So Transforming As My Three Years Of Service As A Peace Corps Volunteer In Peru Thirty-Five Years Ago, And One Of The Parts Of That Experience That Still Speaks To Me Most Is Having Had The Opportunity To Hear César Vallejo's Poems Recited In Their Original Language In The Andean World In Which They Were Conceived."  March 3, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peru RPCV Barbara Mainster honored===
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Two of her most notable accomplishments include: setting up a birth control project in Peru while in the Peace Corps and helping to develop RCMA from three child centers in one county serving one hundred kids, to over seventy centers and programs in twenty counties serving over 6,000 kids. Barbara's greatest inspiration comes from the very people RCMA serves - migrant parents who, even without legal status, work so hard believing they can create a better future for their own children against tremendous odds. Barbara, whose late husband was the love of her life, has four children (three of whom were adopted), eleven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. She points out that this is what happens when you adopt older kids!�  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030018.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Newszap Florida.  "Immokalee Women Honored"  March 17, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2030327.html Headlines: March 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027552.html Awards]  <ref>[http://www.newszap.com/articles/2005/03/16/fl/immokalee/immo01.txt Newszap Florida.  "Immokalee Women Honored"  March 17, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Portland's Andina: The Restaurant Of The Year, 2005 owned by Peru RPCV John Platt and his family===
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To the 33-year-old Piqueras Villaran, Peruvian cuisine is a fusion of fusions, a cross-cultural cuisine combining Spain (and its own Moorish underpinnings) with the local peppers and Pacific seafood, plus the Chinese and Japanese input of a century of Pacific Rim immigration. There are menu sections where Cebiche settles seamlessly into sashimi. Piqueras Villaran powers the mix with his years at the three-star restaurant Arzak in San Sebastian, Spain. The top of the menu is filled with his flashy, sophisticated stylings -- from crispy escolar with mango-shrimp ravioli and a rocoto pepper, passion fruit syrup to a Quechua Indian-inflected casserole of lamb, quail and venison. Below, the menu turns to traditional dishes such as lamb chunks stewed with cilantro and black beer, entrees laid out by Doris Platt Rodriguez -- whose family owns Andina, and whose arrival in Oregon from Peru goes back a little longer than Piqueras Villaran's. "What you plan in life may never happen," says Platt Rodriguez, 60. "What you don't plan sometimes comes together, and that's Andina." Platt Rodriguez came from Peru years ago, with her husband, a Peace Corps volunteer, settling in Corvallis and raising three sons. One went back to Peru with Mercy Corps and decided the way to help the country was to start a Peruvian restaurant in Portland. Back in Peru, he asked another volunteer if her boyfriend's family knew any chefs who might be interested.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2031441.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  The Oregonian .  "The Restaurant Of The Year, 2005; Andina: The Future Of Food"  April 22, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2031463.html Headlines: April 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2203406.html Restaurants]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027552.html Awards]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027639.html Food]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027927.html Oregon]  <ref>[http://www.oregonlive.com/search/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/1113472723308700.xml?oregonian?aldg&coll=7 The Oregonian .  "The Restaurant Of The Year, 2005; Andina: The Future Of Food"  April 22, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: "Your stereotypical American Buddhist is very different from your immigrant Buddhist from Asia who grew up in that tradition," said Peru RPCV Sylvia Chiang, a member of Jade Buddha Temple who will attend medical school this fall===
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"Asian Buddhists are very concerned about tradition and social networks," said Chiang, a graduate of Stanford and a former Peace Corps worker in Peru. While Buddhism does not teach belief in a transcendent being, many Asian Buddhists pray to Buddha, she said. Many Americans see Buddhism as self-developmental psychology or a philosophical lifestyle, she said. "I practice Buddhism more the American way," Chiang said.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2031595.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Houston Chronicle.  "Waller County Acreage To Become Buddhist Living, Education Center"  May 7, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2032144.html Headlines: May 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027793.html Religion]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027959.html Texas]  <ref>[http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/headline/features/3171060 Houston Chronicle.  "Waller County Acreage To Become Buddhist Living, Education Center"  May 7, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peru RPCV Laura Kapka-Borchert  named Volunteer of the Month===
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Faith in Action applauds Laura Kapka-Borchert for her commitment to volunteer work. She moved to Valley City three years ago and got involved in volunteer service in the community soon afterwards. According to Faith in Action Director Vicki Jackson, "Laura has been so faithful to those she serves. She has a genuine concern for others and shows it through her gentle, caring ways. We are grateful to have her serving on our team." Laura attends Epworth United Methodist Church and is married to Duane Borchert who farms north of Valley City. Over the years, Laura has experienced a variety of careers. She was a co-owner and office manager for a financial consultant company for 22 years, worked for an antique business for six years, served as an ordained minister for the United Methodist Church for 10 years, and spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru, South America.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2031893.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Valley City Times Record.  "Volunteer Of The Month"  May 17, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2032144.html Headlines: May 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027552.html Awards]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027933.html North Dakota]  <ref>[http://www.google.com/url?sa=U&start=1&ei=qreUQveSLsHyaMeYtesD&q=http://www.times-online.com/&e=9707 Valley City Times Record.  "Volunteer Of The Month"  May 17, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Chile and Peru RPCV Kenneth Proudfoot says: "When I was in the ninth grade, I sat in a school cafeteria in a Rochester, N,Y,, and wrote a dream list," which he rattles off in a memorized succession -- go to college, backpack across Europe, hitchhike around the United States, write a book, join the Peace Corps, visit Puerto Rico, live in San Francisco, among many other things. "When I read it to my friends, they laughed. Who do you think you are? My mother kept the list and 15 years later, she hands it to me and says I'd be interested. I'd done it all." ===
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"When I was in the ninth grade, I sat in a school cafeteria in a Rochester, N,Y,, and wrote a dream list," which he rattles off in a memorized succession -- go to college, backpack across Europe, hitchhike around the United States, write a book, join the Peace Corps, visit Puerto Rico, live in San Francisco, among many other things. "When I read it to my friends, they laughed. Who do you think you are? My mother kept the list and 15 years later, she hands it to me and says I'd be interested. I'd done it all. "So I tell the kids: write it down and make it real. Something happens when you write it down. If you can expand your sense of what you can do, you can do anything. Then I give them a sheet of paper and promise that whatever they dream up, we'll talk about it. That begins a process of thinking that stimulates other thoughts. The next thing you know, we're working on business plans to make the dreams happen.' This is definitely something children can get into. I worry that a lot of children don't have any idea why they're learning what's in front of them and no pressing motive to absorb the information. They're told that they need to do well in school to get a "good job," and they know jobs are the ticket to the material goods they crave. But teaching a kid to think like an entrepreneur at least encourages the kid to fashion a set of goals, which a clever teacher can connect to the course's skills, facts and concepts.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2032088.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Providence Journal Bulletin.  "Teach Children To Dream"  May 22, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2032144.html Headlines: May 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030747.html Peace Corps Chile]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4424.html Directory of Chile RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2333.html Messages and Announcements for Chile RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027797.html Recruitment]  <ref>[http://www.projo.com/ Providence Journal Bulletin.  "Teach Children To Dream"  May 22, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Desperate  Housewives' Ricardo Chavira is the son of two former Peace Corps volunteers who became health care professionals in the Latino community===
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Chavira is the son of two former Peace Corps volunteers who became health care professionals in the Latino community. His father, Juan Antonio, is the son of migrant workers; Chavira remembers his mother for her "great smile and great laugh." Though his father gave emotional and financial support, his mother's death--which the family rarely discussed--threw Chavira into turmoil. As difficult as those memories remain, Chavira, now 33, has decided to use his experience to help educate others. As a Latino, he hopes to reach out to the men of his community, especially those who have been raised not to talk about women's health issues. Even worse, he says, "some Latino women aren't getting early detection. They're fearful their husbands might get upset because they're going to see a male doctor for a breast examination." Chavira will serve as honorary chair of this year's Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's National Race for the Cure, to be held in Washington, D.C., June 4. "My message is, Guys, put the old ways aside. These are our mothers, daughters and wives."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2032561.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  People.  "Desperate Housewives' Ricardo Chavira"  June 6, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2032620.html Headlines: June 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027822.html Television]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027769.html Service]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027672.html Hispanic Issues]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]  <ref>[http://people.aol.com/people People.  "Desperate Housewives' Ricardo Chavira"  June 6, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Namita in Peru===
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Either way, I have met the 33 other PC Volunteers that will make up Peace Corps Peru 5. Everyone was so nice but I immediately noticed how different I was. These people are avid travelers and love camping. Me, on the other hand, went camping 3 times (only in the past year). All of these times, I was horribly unprepared, doing everything from tricking a group of 13-16 year old boys into a little tent preparing action to attempting to cuddle up to Jocelyn during our freezing-ground-tent-sleeping-nights while trying not to be the "lesbian girlfriend" that everyone assumes that we are...lol. I also am possibly the most "supped up" person here. I brought my laptop, digital camera, mp3 player, and the fabulous phone. I figure, worst case, my host family can use my goods to pay ransom money to the Shining Path in case they kidnap me. Right? Right?...Si.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2032942.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Personal Web Site.  "Thursday, June 23, 2005"  June 23, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2032620.html Headlines: June 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2033460.html Blogs - Peru]  <ref>[http://namitasperu.blogspot.com/2005/06/dc-bee-cee.html Personal Web Site.  "Thursday, June 23, 2005"  June 23, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peru RPCV Randy Lewis, a senior vice president for Walgreens, hopes to hire 200 people with mental retardation, autism or some other cognitive disability===
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His goal is that at least 200 of the 800 people working at the warehouse by 2010 will have mental retardation, autism or some other cognitive disability. And he hopes at least 40 more will be hired from among the physically disabled — people with paralysis, lost limbs or injured backs.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2033704.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  The State.  "Walgreens Helps Mentally Disabled Help Themselves"  July 10, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2034135.html Headlines: July 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027216.html Business]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027603.html Disabilities]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027953.html South Carolina]  <ref>[http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/business/12097722.htm The State.  "Walgreens Helps Mentally Disabled Help Themselves"  July 10, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Honduras RPCV Phil Wazny on a medical mission to Peru===
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A lot of the revelations were pleasant. He saw indigenous people putting to use the types of herbal treatments he studied in his naturopathic education, such as using chamomile tea to treat stomach upset. He also saw 80-year-old grandparents sprinting up hills that made him wheeze. Their secret, it turned out, was chewing the leaves of the coca plant, the source of cocaine. It helps fend off altitude sickness.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2033701.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Arizona Republic.  "Med Students On A Mission"  July 13, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2034135.html Headlines: July 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027285.html Peace Corps Honduras]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4548.html Directory of Honduras RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1534.html Messages and Announcements for Honduras RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027713.html Medicine]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027918.html Arizona]  <ref>[http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/northphoenix/articles/0713sr-thirdworld11Z3.html Arizona Republic.  "Med Students On A Mission"  July 13, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peace Corps Volunteer Kim in Peru: The hardest part of this experience will be the cold, especially since the water there elicits a unique form of brain freeze in the form of a shower.  I’m not sure that my newfound appreciation for cold showers can survive there.===
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"I will be working with a truly fantastic group of women, called Club de Madres Esperanza.  They are composed of 6-8 very talented ladies.  These women are all knitters and have a great product to sell.  They hand-knit with 100% alpaca wool, and make hats, scarves, shawls, capes, ponchos, and blankets."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035063.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Personal Web Site.  "August 25"  August 25, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038304.html Headlines: August 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2033460.html Blogs - Peru]  <ref>[http://spaces.msn.com/members/peacecorpsperu/ Personal Web Site.  "August 25"  August 25, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: China RPCV Monica Glenn and her new husband, William Zea-Palacios survive plane crash in Peru===
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The couple met in a church choir in Arequipa, Peru's second-largest city. Glenn, a graduate of University High School, had served with the Peace Corps in China before going to Peru to teach English.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035067.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Orange County Register.  "Ex-O.c. Resident Survives Peru Crash"  August 25, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038304.html Headlines: August 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030749.html Peace Corps China]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4474.html Directory of China RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2285.html Messages and Announcements for China RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027922.html California]  <ref>[http://www.ocregister.com/ocr/2005/08/25/sections/news/news/article_648420.php Orange County Register.  "Ex-O.c. Resident Survives Peru Crash"  August 25, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Before he and his mother died in a plane crash in Peru this week, Steve Lotti returned home to Fayetteville from Bolivia this month after a two-year stint in the Peace Corps===
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Steve Lotti, a 1998 University of Georgia graduate, had traveled to Europe and Africa as an archaeologist. He boxed, skydived and played rugby. Every year before he left for Bolivia, he took part in Hosea's Feed the Hungry program. "He wanted to be the kind of person who lived his life," said Young's son-in-law Cullen Lowery, his eyes reddened. "He had a blast."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035079.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Atlanta Journal Constitution.  "Trip Of Celebration Turns To Traged"  August 25, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038304.html Headlines: August 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027245.html Peace Corps Bolivia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4422.html Directory of Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1525.html Messages and Announcements for Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027645.html Obituaries]  <ref>[http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/fayette/0805/26teacher.html Atlanta Journal Constitution.  "Trip Of Celebration Turns To Traged"  August 25, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Scavengers Swarm Over Peru Plane Wreckage where RPCV Scott Lotti died===
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Hundreds of scavengers combed through the wreckage of a Peruvian airliner Thursday, carrying away scrap metal, passengers' belongings and electronic equipment that could have offered clues into what caused the crash that left at least 37 dead.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035439.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  San Francisco Chronicle.  "Scavengers Swarm Over Peru Plane Wreckage"  August 25, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038304.html Headlines: August 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027245.html Peace Corps Bolivia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4422.html Directory of Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1525.html Messages and Announcements for Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2005/08/25/international/i095427D98.DTL San Francisco Chronicle.  "Scavengers Swarm Over Peru Plane Wreckage"  August 25, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: RPCV Peter Jensen runs Explorama in Peru's Amazon Jungle===
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Ceiba Tops is where we found Jenson, who started the venture 40 years ago. A one-time anthropologist-Peace Corps volunteer, Jenson has slowly built up from a single cruise boat to 20 vessels and five lodges offering 500 beds. With more than 150 guides, cooks, boat handlers, barmen and such, he said he’s the biggest employer in the Iquitos region. His 22 English-speaking guides all come from the Amazon area.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035564.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Kansas City Star.  "Perils Of The Amazon"  August 28, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038304.html Headlines: August 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027614.html Tourism]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027614.html Eco-Tourism]  <ref>[http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/living/12485507.htm Kansas City Star.  "Perils Of The Amazon"  August 28, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peru RPCV Dr. Domenick Maglio has developed a comprehensive strategy to strengthen Americans' morality and lead them back to a life of traditional values===
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In his book, Maglio lists several recommendations that he feels will help Americans win the "cultural war" that threatens their morality. Those recommendations include praying to God, being patriotic, ensuring children receive a traditional education, being good role models and saying what we believe, even if it's not politically correct  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035570.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Hernando Today.  "Minding Morality"  September 3, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038310.html Headlines: September 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027811.html Writing - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027922.html California]  <ref>[http://www.hernandotoday.com/MGB5VQG96DE.html Hernando Today.  "Minding Morality"  September 3, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Alejandro Toledo: The Peace Corps President===
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Nancy Meister and her ex-husband, Joel, may be among the most successful Peace Corps volunteers in the agency's history. Were it not for them, Alejandro Toledo would never have been elected president of Peru in 2001. Says David Arnold, editor of the magazine published by the National Peace Corps Association: "I cannot think of anyone whose personal friendship and long-time support for an individual has had such a profound influence as Nancy and Joel Meister, not only on an individual career but on the leadership of a nation."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035998.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Tucson Weekly.  "The Peace Corps President"  September 8, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038310.html Headlines: September 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2076093.html Foreign Leaders]  <ref>[http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Cover/index?issue=2005-09-08 Tucson Weekly.  "The Peace Corps President"  September 8, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Original article stated "Simply put, Nancy Meister and her ex-husband, Joel, may have been the most successful Peace Corps volunteers in the program's history"===
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Simply put, Nancy Meister and her ex-husband, Joel, may have been the most successful Peace Corps volunteers in the program's history. Were it not for them, Toledo undoubtedly would never have been elected president of Peru in 2001. Says David Arnold, editor of the magazine published by the National Peace Corps Association: "I cannot think of anyone whose personal friendship and long-time support for an individual has had such a profound influence as Nancy and Joel Meister, not only on an individual career but on the leadership of a nation."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2037232.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Tucson Weekly.  "The Peace Corps President"  September 8, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038310.html Headlines: September 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Cover/index?issue=2005-09-08 Tucson Weekly.  "The Peace Corps President"  September 8, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Meisters among most successful volunteers===
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It is probably true that, without our initial support, our friend never would have been able to run for president of Peru. But there are hundreds, if not thousands, of returned Peace Corps volunteers, some of whom I know personally, who were much more successful in their educational, community development, technical and other activities in the Peace Corps than we were.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2036192.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Tucson Weekly.  "A Letter Written In An Attempt At Modesty"  September 29, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038310.html Headlines: September 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Opinion/Content?oid=73337 Tucson Weekly.  "A Letter Written In An Attempt At Modesty"  September 29, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Joel S. Meister takes exception to statement that  he and his former wife "may have been the most successful Peace Corps volunteers in the program's history."===
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"There are hundreds, if not thousands, of returned Peace Corps volunteers, some of whom I know personally, who were much more successful in their educational, community development, technical and other activities in the Peace Corps than we were."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2037231.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Tucson Weekly.  "A Letter Written In An Attempt At Modesty"  September 29, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038310.html Headlines: September 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Opinion/Content?oid=73337 Tucson Weekly.  "A Letter Written In An Attempt At Modesty"  September 29, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Son of Peru RPCV John Platt wins prize for Peruvian Restaurant in Portland Oregon===
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The first time Andina’s Peter Platt heard it said that the three great cuisines of the world were French, Chinese and Peruvian, he was a bit taken back as well. “I was pretty surprised to hear him say that,” said Peter of a good friend of his who also happens to be a chef. Not that he didn’t already appreciate “the first great, original fusion cuisine,” as he puts it, but to hear the relatively little-known food that his mother had served him growing up in Corvallis referred to as one of the world’s greatest helped to add perspective to a pride he already took in his heritage.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2038906.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Corvallis Gazette-Times.  "Peak Of Flavor"  November 11, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038937.html Headlines: November 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027596.html Cooking]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027927.html Oregon]  <ref>[http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2005/11/11/lifestyles/food/food1.txt Corvallis Gazette-Times.  "Peak Of Flavor"  November 11, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peru RPCV Judy Espinar creates Folk Art Market in New Mexico===
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The first market was a huge success. Many of the participants reported that the trip to Santa Fe was life-changing. This year, market-sponsored artists earned nearly $500,000, a 46-percent increase from 2004 sales.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2039727.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  The Santa Fe New Mexican.  "Judy Espinar"  November 24, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038937.html Headlines: November 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027765.html Small Business]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027226.html Art]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027641.html Folk Art]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027939.html New Mexico]  <ref>[http://www.santafenewmexican.com/ The Santa Fe New Mexican.  "Judy Espinar"  November 24, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Daniel Pickens Manrique, son of Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens, opens Art Gallery "Imaginarte" in Huancayo, Peru===
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Que is lo primero que recuerdas de tu infancia?  ��La motocicleta de mi viejo en el patio de mi casa.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2042361.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Correo.  "Imaginarte"  December 17, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2039545.html Headlines: December 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2050367.html RPCV Hugh Pickens (Peru)]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027226.html Art]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2070520.html Galleries]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027706.html Painting]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]  <ref>[http://www.correoperu.com.pe/ Correo.  "Imaginarte"  December 17, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Bolivia RPCV Michael Hirsh to to direct Peace Corps in Peru===
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It will be the fourth Peace Corps tour for Hirsh, 60, who served as a volunteer during 1970 and 1971 in Punata, Bolivia. From 1980-83, he was the assistant country director in Ecuador, and from 1992-1997 was country director in the Dominican Republic.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2051139.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Jewish sightseeing.  "Michael Hirsh To Leave Ujf"  December 29, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2039545.html Headlines: December 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027589.html Country Directors - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027245.html Peace Corps Bolivia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4422.html Directory of Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1525.html Messages and Announcements for Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027265.html Peace Corps Dominican Republic]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4492.html Directory of Dominican Republic RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1437.html Messages and Announcements for Dominican Republic RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.jewishsightseeing.com/dhh_weblog/2004-blog/2004-12/2004-12-29hirsh-peace_corps.htm Jewish sightseeing.  "Michael Hirsh To Leave Ujf"  December 29, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2006: African-American Peace Corps volunteer Angela Jones has — to her surprise — blended into Peru===
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As one of her secondary projects, Jones recently formed an association of black volunteers along with two other Peace Corps colleagues. The association works as a support group and forum for understanding the experiences of Africans living in Peru. The group travels to villages with large black populations, where they talk with community members about their issues and integration into mainstream Peruvian society.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2044243.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Peace Corps.  "Peace Corps Volunteer Changing The Face Of America Abroad"  February 15, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2043020.html Headlines: February 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027563.html African American Issues]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027717.html Minority Volunteers]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027725.html Music]  <ref>[http://peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.media.press.view&news_id=1094 Peace Corps.  "Peace Corps Volunteer Changing The Face Of America Abroad"  February 15, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2006: Peace Corps Volunteers  Wayne and Rolly Thompson eat guinea pig in Peru===
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My hosts took great pride in offering me the front of the guinea pig. The first time, I played with the guinea pig quite a bit. As the others watched to see whether I would eat it or not, I swallowed as much as I could.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2044546.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  The Register-Guard.  "Bowlfuls Of Borsch"  March 1, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2045428.html Headlines: March 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027639.html Food]  <ref>[http://www.registerguard.com/news/2006/03/01/fd.peacecorps.0301.p1.php?section=entree The Register-Guard.  "Bowlfuls Of Borsch"  March 1, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2006: Peru RPCV Andy Nichols' story inspires public-health grad student===
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Before Nichols entered politics, the former Peace Corps volunteer who spoke Spanish paved the way to create rural and border health programs.  He created a public-health program at the UA, which eventually became the Zuckerman College of Public Health. He was instrumental in establishing five federally funded rural-health centers in Arizona and he helped establish the federal U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, which coordinates binational border health programs.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2052244.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Arizona Daily Star.  "Ernesto Portillo Jr.: Andy Nichols' Story Inspires Public-Health Grad Student"  April 21, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068857.html Headlines: April 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027796.html Public Health]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027713.html Medicine]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027918.html Arizona]  <ref>[http://www.azstarnet.com/ Arizona Daily Star.  "Ernesto Portillo Jr.: Andy Nichols' Story Inspires Public-Health Grad Student"  April 21, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2006: RPCV  Alan Coyne returns to Peru after 37 years===
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The welcome was immediate and overwhelming from villagers who remembered Alan. Even though the 26-year islander has led his profession as president of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors, it's hard to imagine people following the quiet "El Gringo Alan" through the streets like a Pied Piper.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2047265.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Hilton Head Island Packet.  "Former Peace Corps Volunteer Returns To Peru With His Son After 37 Years"  May 8, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068858.html Headlines: May 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2050149.html RPCV John Coyne (Ethiopia)]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027791.html Return to our Country of Service - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027953.html South Carolina]  <ref>[http://www.islandpacket.com/features/story/5714551p-5117937c.html Hilton Head Island Packet.  "Former Peace Corps Volunteer Returns To Peru With His Son After 37 Years"  May 8, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2006: Lt. Ehren Watada, son of Peru RPCV Robert Watada, calls Iraq war illegal, refuses order to go===
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"I feel that we have been lied to and betrayed by this administration," Watada said Tuesday in a telephone interview from Fort Lewis. "It is the duty, the obligation of every soldier, and specifically the officers, to evaluate the legality, the truth behind every order — including the order to go to war." His father — Robert Watada, a retired Hawaii state official — was opposed to the war in Vietnam, and was able to do alternative service in the Peace Corps in Peru.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2047944.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Seattle Times.  "Officer At Fort Lewis Calls Iraq War Illegal, Refuses Order To Go"  June 6, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068859.html Headlines: June 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027715.html Military]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027677.html Iraq]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027915.html Hawaii]  <ref>[http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003044627_nogo7m.html?syndication=rss Seattle Times.  "Officer At Fort Lewis Calls Iraq War Illegal, Refuses Order To Go"  June 6, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2006: Peru RPCV Alice Gilmore Alusic writes: Only in a culture of deep hospitality could a homemaker stretch an egg to serve six people, rather than serve nothing to the two guests who happened into her kitchen at breakfast time===
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It was my custom, as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching English in a small Peruvian town in the mid-1960s, to take breakfast at the pension up the cobblestoned main street. My compatriot Bob also usually ate at the pension in the morning. But on a particular morning, as I stepped out of my room in the family compound where I lived, I heard his laugh burbling out from just across the grassless courtyard. He must have come visiting.  Bob and I understood that it would be a breach of Peruvian hospitality to refuse to stay for the breakfast that Shena and Miguel were so obviously preparing for us, their unexpected guests.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2050684.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Christian Science Monitor.  "One Egg, Two Guests - And A Meal For Six"  June 26, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068859.html Headlines: June 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027596.html Cooking]  <ref>[http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0626/p18s02-hfes.html Christian Science Monitor.  "One Egg, Two Guests - And A Meal For Six"  June 26, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2006: Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens writes:  A Victorian Mansion in Baltimore's Reservoir Hill===
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"When I served in the Peace Corps 35 years ago one of the most interesting and rewarding aspects of the experience was the opportunity to speak the language, learn the music, poetry, and customs of my country of service, and to some extent "get inside the heads" of the people I was working with to understand the world through their point of view. Living in a Victorian house for twenty years and immersing ourselves in books and movies that portray Victorian life has allowed my wife and I a similar experience - a journey not in distance but in time. In our culture today, we think of ourselves as advanced and modern, but in the past few years we have come to admire many aspects of Victorian life, the moral code that they lived by, and the graciousness of sharing our Victorian home with family and friends."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2052416.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Reservoir Hill.  "A Victorian Mansion In Baltimore's Reservoir Hill"  July 25, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068860.html Headlines: July 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2050367.html RPCV Hugh Pickens (Peru)]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027576.html Cross Cultural Issues]  <ref>[http://reservoirhill.org/ Reservoir Hill.  "A Victorian Mansion In Baltimore's Reservoir Hill"  July 25, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2006: When "Mama Doris," wife of Peru RPCV John Platt, opened a sophisticated New Andean Peruvian restaurant in this city's fashionable Pearl District three years ago, she never imagined the enthusiastic response===
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The success of Doris Rodriguez de Platt and her family reflects the burgeoning interest in the foodways of the third largest South American country. Peruvian cuisine, with its mix of immigrant influences and characteristic native ingredients including colorful corn, chiles and potatoes, is exploding onto the culinary scene here and abroad, particularly in Japan, Spain and other parts of Europe and Canada.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2057971.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Winston-Salem Journal.  "Distinctive: Peruvian Food Is Exploding Onto The Culinary Scene"  August 9, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068861.html Headlines: August 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027596.html Cooking]  <ref>[http://journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ/MGArticle/WSJ_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1149189868058 Winston-Salem Journal.  "Distinctive: Peruvian Food Is Exploding Onto The Culinary Scene"  August 9, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2006: Lt. Ehren Watada, son of Peru RPCV Robert Watada, says he was following his conscience and upholding his duty not to obey illegal orders===
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In January, after he became convinced that the war was illegal, he tried to resign rather than go to Iraq, but the Army wouldn't let him do so. As a compromise, he asked to be sent instead to Afghanistan, a war he supports. His request was not granted.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2055624.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Time.  "Putting The Iraq War On Trial"  August 18, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068861.html Headlines: August 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027715.html Military]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027677.html Iraq]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027915.html Hawaii]  <ref>[http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0\,8599\,1228779\,00.html Time.  "Putting The Iraq War On Trial"  August 18, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2006: Ecuador RPCV Bob Watada opposed the Vietnam war and avoided serving in it by joining the Peace Corps, then going to graduate school===
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When Ehren Watada signed up for the army, he thought he was being patriotic. But after talking to veterans returning from Iraq and studying documents that showed Bush had lied about weapons of mass destruction there, the 28-year-old lieutenant became convinced that the patriotic position was to refuse deployment to Iraq. “After 9/11, he wanted to do something to serve the community, to serve the country,” said his father, Bob Watada, over coffee Monday morning in a South Berkeley café. The elder Watada is in the Bay Area this week speaking at more than a dozen events from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa in an effort to bring pressure from “the court of public opinion” to bear on the military.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2082464.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Berkeley Daily Planet.  "Father Of Army Officer Resisting War Speaks Out"  August 22, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068861.html Headlines: August 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027715.html Military]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027677.html Iraq]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027915.html Hawaii]  <ref>[http://www.berkeleydaily.org/text/article.cfm?issue=08-22-06&storyID=24908 Berkeley Daily Planet.  "Father Of Army Officer Resisting War Speaks Out"  August 22, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2006: Peru RPCV Maureen Haggerty honored for her exceptional efforts as a special education teacher===
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But it was Haggerty's experience before landing in the Brazos Valley that most helped shape her as a teacher, she said. After completing college, the Tennessee native joined the Peace Corps in 1971 and served as a teacher during the years following a disastrous earthquake in Peru.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2070172.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Theeagle.com.  "College Station Teacher Honored For Her Exceptional Efforts"  September 3, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068862.html Headlines: September 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027552.html Awards]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027603.html Disabilities]  <ref>[http://www.theeagle.com/stories/090306/schools_20060903025.php Theeagle.com.  "College Station Teacher Honored For Her Exceptional Efforts"  September 3, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2006: Peru RPCV John McAuliff says that his group wants Washington to lift its 40-year-old restrictions on U.S. travel to the island, just as it liberalized U.S. food sales to Cuba===
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"We've isolated ourselves with our policy toward Cuba," said McAuliff, a former Peace Corps volunteer, active for 21 years with a New York-based nonprofit group called Fund for Reconciliation and Development that initially pushed for exchanges with Vietnam and Cambodia and took groups there.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2060151.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Orlando Sentinel.  "Group That Backs Freedom Of Travel To Cuba Seeks Support For Changes"  September 12, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068862.html Headlines: September 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/custom/tourism/orl-cuba1206sep12\,0\,5683560.story?coll=orl-business-headlines-tourism Orlando Sentinel.  "Group That Backs Freedom Of Travel To Cuba Seeks Support For Changes"  September 12, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2006: Meredith Dorneker is leaving to serve with the Peace Corps in Peru===
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Meredith's mother, Anne Dorneker, wasn't thrilled initially with her daughter's decision to join the Peace Corps. She envisioned politically hostile countries that seemingly lacked basic amenities like running water and hot showers. "I'm an old person, so I think of hippies in the '70s," Anne Dorneker said. "JFK and do-gooders."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2060741.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Forest Park Review.  "Service To Others, Far From Home"  September 13, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068862.html Headlines: September 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://forestparkreview.com/main.asp?SectionID=6&SubSectionID=51&ArticleID=1587&TM=83349.66 Forest Park Review.  "Service To Others, Far From Home"  September 13, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2006: Ricardo Chavira narrates newest Peace Corps Public Service Announcements===
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The PSAs are narrated by Ricardo Chavira, who currently stars as Carlos Solis on the ABC show Desperate Housewives. Ricardo's parents, Juan Chavira and Elizabeth Ries Chavira, were \link{http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2032561.html, both Peace Corps Volunteers}, serving in Peru from 1966-68. Ricardo narrated both the English and Spanish language version of the PSA. "I grew up hearing about how my parents' Peace Corps experiences shaped their careers and attitudes," said Chavira. "I'm delighted to share in this legacy by working with the Peace Corps to support its mission of promoting world peace and friendship."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2060183.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Peace Corps Press Release.  "New Television Spots Showcase Decision To Join Peace Corps"  September 25, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068862.html Headlines: September 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027217.html Advertising]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027822.html Television]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027797.html Recruitment]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.media.press.view&news_id=1157 Peace Corps Press Release.  "New Television Spots Showcase Decision To Join Peace Corps"  September 25, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2006: Bush promises Peru's Garcia to push for trade pact===
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Garcia, making his first official visit to the White House since becoming president in July, has embraced the free trade agreement after criticizing it during his election campaign. The free trade agreement was negotiated during the term of President Alejandro Toledo, the \newurl{http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2033040.html#POST46653, Peace Corps President}.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2061417.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Yahoo News.  "Bush Promises Peru's Garcia To Push For Trade Pact"  October 10, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068863.html Headlines: October 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027778.html Politics]  <ref>[http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061010/pl_nm/trade_peru_usa_dc_2 Yahoo News.  "Bush Promises Peru's Garcia To Push For Trade Pact"  October 10, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2006: Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens writes: "Goodbye Darkness" is a Powerful Memoir that explains the "Greatest Generation"===
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"The book bears more than a superficial resemblance to another favorite book, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," that is also a journey into darkness to discover the author's shadow self. Both books are written in first person, both recount a journey each author makes to places he had been before, both describe the memories that each author rediscovers during the journey, and both books end with the startling realization that the younger protagonist of the book and the author are one and the same. While Pirsig makes a motorcycle trip to Montana to a college where he taught before he had a nervous breakdown and was subjected to electroshock treatments that caused him to "lose" his memory, Manchester tells the story of his journey thirty years afterwards to the battlefields where he fought and of the battle wound that had made his subsequent memories "unreliable." "  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2061975.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Amazon.  "A Powerful Memoir That Explains The "Greatest Generation","  October 16, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068863.html Headlines: October 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2072747.html The Greatest Generation]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027715.html Military]  <ref>[http://www.amazon.com/Goodbye-Darkness-Memoir-Pacific-War/dp/B000HKM2OU/sr=1-4/qid=1161031261/ref=sr_1_4/002-7236596-1998454?ie=UTF8&s=books Amazon.  "A Powerful Memoir That Explains The "Greatest Generation","  October 16, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2006: Peru RPCV Jerry Secundy appointed President of the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB)===
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Secundy comes to CCEEB after serving as Vice Chairman of the California State Water Resources Control Board. His past positions include Executive Director of Audubon California, a Vice President of External Affairs and Environmental Health and Safety at the Atlantic Richfield Company, and an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Land and Natural Resource Division. He also previously served as Chairman of CCEEB for three years from 2000-2002 and spent over two years as a volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps from 1966-1969. Secundy is a graduate of both Harvard College and Columbia University Law School where he was awarded his LL.B. He has been a life long member of the Sierra Club, Common Cause and the American Civil Liberties Union.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2077077.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Businesswire.  "Cceeb Appoints New President"  November 8, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068864.html Headlines: November 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027615.html Environment]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027720.html NGO's]  <ref>[http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/topix/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20061108006090&newsLang=en Businesswire.  "Cceeb Appoints New President"  November 8, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2006: Watada court-martial set for Feb. 5===
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Lt. Ehren Watada, the son of Peru RPCV Robert Watada, of  is charged with missing movement for not deploying to Iraq with his unit from Fort Lewis, Wash., on June 22. He is also charged with conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman for comments he made. He faces up to six years in prison. An additional charge of contemptuous remarks against the president was dropped.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2082440.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Honolulu Star-Bulletin.  "Watada Court-Martial Set For Feb. 5"  November 20, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068864.html Headlines: November 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027715.html Military]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027677.html Iraq]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027915.html Hawaii]  <ref>[http://starbulletin.com/2006/11/20/news/story08.html Honolulu Star-Bulletin.  "Watada Court-Martial Set For Feb. 5"  November 20, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2006: Peru RPCV Warren "Bill" Weed/ writes: Lessons learned in Peace Corps lasted a lifetime===
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"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." John F. Kennedy's words during his inaugural address inspired this young college freshman, and I never forgot them. When the Peace Corps was looking for forestry professionals to embark on a tour in Peru, I signed up and, at the age of 22, soon found myself in the high Andes, confronted with the task of convincing the local forest engineer that the mortality he was experiencing in his nursery was not the norm.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2087061.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Dancers Herald.  "Weed: Lessons Learned Lasted A Lifetime"  November 22, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2068864.html Headlines: November 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027635.html Forestry]  <ref>[http://www2.townonline.com/danvers/opinion/view.bg?articleid=622488 Dancers Herald.  "Weed: Lessons Learned Lasted A Lifetime"  November 22, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2006: Update: Peru RPCV Ron Garfinkle sells Monroe Salt Works, company stays in Maine===
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What began in Maine will stay in Maine.  That’s the approach Jay and Karen Burke will take as new owners of Monroe Salt Works, said Jay on Tuesday in a telephone interview.  For an undisclosed price, the Burkes, from Cape Elizabeth, purchased the business that includes the production facility in Monroe and five stores in Maine and Massachusetts. The Burkes officially took over ownership of the business Nov. 15, from founder Ron Garfinkel.  Each piece of salt-glaze pottery made at Monroe Salt Works is one-of-a-kind.  Jay has a background in the seafood business, while Karen has retail experience, including 15 years in jewelry sales.  Jay said Monroe Salt Works is just what he and Karen were looking for. “We were looking for a company that produced products in Maine that were basically a part of Maine,” said Jay. “Then we found Monroe Salt Works.”  The Burkes saw the acquisition as a chance to continue a company that produces “good, high-quality products that are produced in rural Maine.”  “We didn’t want to see another company leave the state of Maine,” said Jay. “That was an important part of it for us, that we had a recognized company from Maine with an enthusiastic and skilled workforce. We can’t be any happier.”  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2088814.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  The VillageSoup Citizen.  "What Began In Maine Will Stay In Maine."  December 1, 2006.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2074662.html Headlines: December 2006]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027216.html Business]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027940.html Maine]  <ref>[http://waldo.villagesoup.com/ The VillageSoup Citizen.  "What Began In Maine Will Stay In Maine."  December 1, 2006.]</ref>''
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===2007: Tunisia RPCV Lance Holter writes:  1st Lt. Ehren Watada risks it all in an act of moral conscience===
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"I learned about the courage of conviction last week when I met with a courageous young American patriot. A leader who lives by example. An individual, who out of a decision of moral conscience, refuses to participate in a war that he believes (after much personal research) violates the U.S. Constitution, Geneva accords, Nuremberg principals, and the United Nations Charter.  First Lieutenant Ehren Watada, a 28 year old U.S. Army artillery officer from Hawaii, has become the first active duty military officer publicly to oppose the war in Iraq.  As a result of his act of conscience and challenging what we now know about the war in Iraq, Lt. Watada is facing military court martial at Ft. Lewis Washington this February 5, 2007."��"I, for one, am outraged. If the past national election or national polls are any indication of America’s dissatisfaction and outrage with the Iraq war then I am in good company.  Seventy-two percent of the U.S. troops in a 2006 Zogby poll want the U.S. out Iraq in 12 months. So when an individual emerges with the integrity of Lt. Watada, all of us benefit, whether we agree with him or not. In the national debate on the Iraq war we have an island boy risking all that he has including his future to help us all arrive at the truth."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078230.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Haleaka Times.  "Ehren Watada: Risking It All In An Act Of Moral Conscience"  January 2, 2007.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078208.html Headlines: January 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027715.html Military]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027677.html Iraq]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027757.html Speaking Out]  <ref>[http://www.haleakalatimes.com/news/story2340.aspx Haleaka Times.  "Ehren Watada: Risking It All In An Act Of Moral Conscience"  January 2, 2007.]</ref>''
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===2007: A Mistrial for Lieut. Watada===
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Watada, 28, faced charges both for failing to deploy and for making public statements about the war that the Army considered "conduct unbecoming an officer." In a pretrial stipulation as part of an agreement to lower the number charges against him, Watada had admitted his failure to deploy. He did not admit guilt on the charge, however, because he felt his failure to deploy had been justified by the war's alleged illegality. Prosecutors were satisfied with this arrangement and were prepared to let the jury decide the matter. So was the judge, until Wednesday, the third day of the court-martial. "The judge was concerned that the stipulation amounted to a confession by Watada to an offense to which he intended to plead not guilty," said Fort Lewis spokesman Joseph Piek. It was unclear why it had taken the judge three days to come to this conclusion concerning a document that was a pillar of the prosecution's case, but it was nevertheless devastating to the military prosecutors, who had rested their case the previous day.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2082463.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Time Magazine.  "A Mistrial For Lieut. Watada"  February 8, 2007.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078209.html Headlines: February 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027715.html Military]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027677.html Iraq]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027757.html Speaking Out]  <ref>[http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0\,8599\,1587056\,00.html Time Magazine.  "A Mistrial For Lieut. Watada"  February 8, 2007.]</ref>''
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===2007: Bill Simpich writes: The Watada mistrial: Here's What Really Happened===
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Lt. Watada repeatedly told the judge on Monday and Tuesday morning, before the trial began, that he agreed with the 12-page "stipulation of facts" that was provided to the panel of seven officers as evidence of most of the key events in this case. The lieutenant reminded the judge in every response that he continued to believe that his orders to go to Iraq were illegal. The judge raised concerns about the document on Wednesday morning, moments before Lt. Watada was set to take the witness stand. The judge had just received a new proposed legal instruction from Defense Attorney Seitz. Since the judge had recently ruled that the order given to Lt. Watada to deploy to Iraq was "legal," Seitz took the logical next step. Entitled "Reasonable Mistake of Fact/Law," his new instruction was designed to inform the panel that even if Lt. Watada were "mistaken" in his belief that the order was illegal, a defense to the "missing movement" charge would be viable if the panel made a finding that Lt. Watada's belief that the order was illegal was "reasonable." Shaken by this instruction, the judge tried to claim that Seitz had introduced some error by submitting this instruction, forgetting that the panel had not seen the instruction and hence any error was literally impossible! Realizing the error of his ways, the judge then tried to speak to Lt. Watada about his understanding of the stipulation without asking Seitz for his permission. After initially warning the judge that he might not let him speak to Lt. Watada, Seitz relented and told the judge that he would let him speak to him over objection The judge repeatedly tried to shake Lt. Watada's insistence that he reasonably believed that he was following an illegal order, all the while insisting that he wasn't trying to mislead him in any way. Lt. Watada again respectfully but firmly punctuated his remarks with his state of mind.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2086407.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Truthout.  "The Watada Mistrial: Here's What Really Happened"  February 9, 2007.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078209.html Headlines: February 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027715.html Military]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027677.html Iraq]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]  <ref>[http://www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=20070209215759809 Truthout.  "The Watada Mistrial: Here's What Really Happened"  February 9, 2007.]</ref>''
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===2007: Rory Schember guides villagers in Chota, Peru, as they build small artisan businesses===
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He guides villagers in Chota, Peru, as they build small artisan businesses. Eventually he will teach them how to market and export their crafts, he said. He hopes his work will ‘‘leave an impact, no matter how small” on his Peruvian neighbors. He also hopes Peace Corps can offer some direction in figuring out what he wants to do with his life. But most important, he said, is socializing and cultivating relationships in Peru.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2117003.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Business Gazette.  "Week Highlights Memories Of The ‘Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love’"  February 26, 2007.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078209.html Headlines: February 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027765.html Small Business]  <ref>[http://www.gazette.net/stories/022807/bethnew225921_32321.shtml Business Gazette.  "Week Highlights Memories Of The ‘Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love’"  February 26, 2007.]</ref>''
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===2007: Ryan Nelson goes to Peru with Peace Corps===
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Through his work, Nelson hopes to either form an association of women weavers to start a marketable business of hand bags, wall hangings, table sets and other products, or work with a fish-farming project. "As far as the experience goes, I couldn't ask for anything better," he said. "It's really an unmatchable experience. I'm not saying that it's an easy job, as I have never been so challenged in my life, but it is extremely gratifying."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2117002.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  The Evening Sun.  "East Berlin Goes To Peru With Peace Corps"  March 5, 2007.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078210.html Headlines: March 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.eveningsun.com/localnews/ci_5359471 The Evening Sun.  "East Berlin Goes To Peru With Peace Corps"  March 5, 2007.]</ref>''
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===2007: Peru RPCV Bob Watada becomes outspoken critic of Iraq war===
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Bob Watada, a 67-year-old retired state official, said after his son, Ehren, became the first military officer to face a court martial for publicly refusing to deploy to Iraq, his life dramatically changed. He researched events leading up the war, started criticizing the Bush administration on its reasons for invading Iraq, and then traveled across the country for much of the past year with his wife to speak about his son and raise money for legal costs. "It was because of him that I've gone out and educated myself," said Bob Watada, who served as executive director of Hawaii's Campaign Spending Commission for a decade. "I've given literally hundreds of speeches. If it wasn't for my son I wouldn't have read all these books."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2117001.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Seattle Intelligencer.  "Father Becomes Outspoken Critic Of Iraq War"  April 15, 2007.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078211.html Headlines: April 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027677.html Iraq]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027757.html Speaking Out]  <ref>[http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6600AP_WST_War_Objector_Father.html?source=rss Seattle Intelligencer.  "Father Becomes Outspoken Critic Of Iraq War"  April 15, 2007.]</ref>''
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===2007: RPCV Char McLaughlin teaches Peruvian cooking  at Bismarck State College===
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Before Columbus landed in the New World, European diets consisted of lots of grain-based gruels, said Char McLaughlin, of Bismarck, whose three-year Peace Corps stint in Peru was spent teaching home economics and picking up traditional cooking from the communities she lived in. So if you like any of the following - tomatoes, potatoes, vanilla, chocolate, squash, peppers, bananas, pineapples and corn - say "thank you" to the Incas and other South and North American peoples who cultivated them. Cooking techniques in Peru were passed down from grandmothers and aunts and mothers, she said. Produce was abundant and varied, but because of the high elevations in portions of the country, a pressure cooker was a must, she said; some foods such as beans could be boiled forever in the low-oxygen heights and never cook through. The time required for chopping and grinding foods meant that the first thing families bought when electricity arrived was a food processor and a rice cooker, she said.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2202913.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  BismarckTribune.  "A Taste Of Peru"  May 2, 2007.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078212.html Headlines: May 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027596.html Cooking]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027828.html The Third Goal]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027933.html North Dakota]  <ref>[http://www.bismarktribune.com/articles/2007/05/02/news/life/132844.txt BismarckTribune.  "A Taste Of Peru"  May 2, 2007.]</ref>''
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===2007: Peru RPCV William Jacoby has been named President of Direct Global Power===
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Prior to joining DGP in 2006, Jacoby served as Vice President of the Besicorp Group, an independent power producer that developed six successful cogeneration plants in New York State where he performed due diligence assignments and assembled the external development team for a proposed 1,000 MW power project in India.  He was Chief Counsel of the Albany Community Development Agency for six years.  Earlier, he implemented Albany's award-winning affordable housing development program and managed its local economic development program.  His experience also includes 4 years in state government as director of a policy bureau, and service in the U. S. Peace Corps in Peru.      [2007.06.20: June 20, 2007: Headlines: COS - Peru: Business: Engineering: Energy: Solar Power: Direct Global Power,: Peru RPCV William Jacoby has been named President of Direct Global Power  Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Direct Global Power,.  "Direct Global Power Names Jacoby As President"  June 20, 2007.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078213.html Headlines: June 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027216.html Business]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027617.html Engineering]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2071323.html Energy]  <ref>[http://www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/partner/story;jsessionid=386FDE01AC0E7A1B547C5088DD2079F3?id=49019&src=rss Direct Global Power,.  "Direct Global Power Names Jacoby As President"  June 20, 2007.]</ref>''
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===2007: Sierra Leone RPCV Alrick Brown  and Peru RPCV St Clair Bourne at African Cinefest in Barbados===
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Among the visiting directors was Alrick Brown, a Jamaican living in New York, who is in the early stages of pre-production of the epic film to be released next year about the life and times of famous cricketers and Barbados' national hero Sir Garfield Sobers. The movie will involve some local actors and some of the filming will be done in Barbados. Director St Clair Bourne, whose father was a Barbadian, is presenting a documentary, titled: John Henrick Clarke: A Great And Mighty Walk. Clarke was a noted African American historian, scholar and Pan African activist. The film on him was produced and narrated by actor Wesley Snipes.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2203616.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  The Nation Newspaper.  "Films Falling Flat"  August 25, 2007.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078215.html Headlines: August 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027242.html Peace Corps Barbados]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4448.html Directory of Barbados RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2319.html Messages and Announcements for Barbados RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027340.html Peace Corps Sierra Leone]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4747.html Directory of Sierra Leone RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1441.html Messages and Announcements for Sierra Leone RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027640.html Film]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027609.html Documentary Films]  <ref>[http://www.nationnews.com/story/315286522048993.php The Nation Newspaper.  "Films Falling Flat"  August 25, 2007.]</ref>''
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===2007: Federal judge tells military to halt Watada court-martial===
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In a rare, last-minute move, U.S. District Court Judge Benjamin Settle on Friday put Watada's Tuesday court-martial on hold. In the weeks ahead, Settle will decide whether this second trial should proceed, or be quashed as a violation of the officer's constitutional rights that protect against double jeopardy, or being tried twice for the same crime. Watada's first trial unraveled in February when a military judge expressed misgivings over Watada's interpretation of a pretrial agreement. The judge, over objections by the defense, ruled a mistrial. Watada's attorneys argued that a second trial sought by Fort Lewis prosecutors would represent double jeopardy, and they unsuccessfully sought to persuade two military appeals courts to block the trial.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2205744.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Seattle Times.  "Federal Judge Tells Military To Halt Watada Court-Martial"  October 13, 2007.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078217.html Headlines: October 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027715.html Military]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027677.html Iraq]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]  <ref>[http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003929212_watada7m.html Seattle Times.  "Federal Judge Tells Military To Halt Watada Court-Martial"  October 13, 2007.]</ref>''
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===2007: Peru Country director Frank Mankiewicz to Speak at Monterey Institute of International Studies===
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Mr. Mankiewicz was president of National Public Radio. He was also the regional director for the Peace Corps in Latin America, campaign director for 1972 Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern, and press secretary to Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Mr. Mankiewicz has been active in national and regional politics, serving as a senior adviser to political candidates.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2206453.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Monterey Insitute.  "Frank Mankiewicz To Speak At Monterey Institute Of International Studies"  November 28, 2007.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2078218.html Headlines: November 2007]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027589.html Country Directors - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027810.html Staff]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027821.html Peace Corps Headquarters]  <ref>[http://proftony.info/MIISrlsar7.htm Monterey Insitute.  "Frank Mankiewicz To Speak At Monterey Institute Of International Studies"  November 28, 2007.]</ref>''
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===2008: San Francisco Black Film Festival Establishes St. Clair Bourne Award for Best Documentary Film===
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Ave Montague, founder and director of the San Francisco Black Film Festival (SFBFF) announced today that a special tribute to the late documentary filmmaker St. Clair Bourne (1943-2007) will take place during the 10th annual San Francisco Black Film Festival in June. The tribute will consist of screening of selected films including Making "Do The Right Thing," The Black And The Green, John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk, a panel discussion with Bay Area documentary filmmakers, and the first St. Claire Bourne Award will be presented to the winner in the documentary category  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2207203.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  PR Web.  "San Francisco Black Film Festival Establishes St. Clair Bourne Award For Best Documentary Film"  February 15, 2008.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2206261.html Headlines: February 2008]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027351.html Peace Corps Tunisia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4792.html Directory of Tunisia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1498.html Messages and Announcements for Tunisia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027640.html Film]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027640.html Movies]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027609.html Documentary Films]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027671.html Hollywood]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027563.html African American Issues]  <ref>[http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/02/prweb698963.htm PR Web.  "San Francisco Black Film Festival Establishes St. Clair Bourne Award For Best Documentary Film"  February 15, 2008.]</ref>''
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===2008: Deb Peterson writes: After my husband and I got married, we joined the Peace Corps as one of the first married couples===
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After my husband and I got married, we joined the Peace Corps as one of the first married couples. We were in Puerto Rico training to go on to Peru when we found out I was pregnant. The Peace Corps sent us home because they were not equipped to deal with a pregnant woman in Peru. I got involved with raising our kids and wasn't in the workplace for a number of years and in 1982, I became a Coro fellow.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2207892.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  St. Louis Post Dispatch.  "Coro Fellow Spreads Efforts Across Spectrum"  March 11, 2008.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2206263.html Headlines: March 2008]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027709.html Marriage]  <ref>[http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/columnists.nsf/debpeterson/story/C9EA7D79630F8619862574090011CA77?OpenDocument St. Louis Post Dispatch.  "Coro Fellow Spreads Efforts Across Spectrum"  March 11, 2008.]</ref>''
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===2008: Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens writes:  Death Be Not Proud===
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When I talked to Peter at his home a few weeks ago, I asked Peter what he thought his legacy would be.  "I think it will be my daughters.  I am really proud of them," Peter said.  "You know they are very kind and I think that kindness is about the most important human attribute." I think Peter had kindness in him. In the years I worked with him I never once heard him raise his voice or lose his temper. Peter always believed that the facts would speak for themselves and it wasn't necessary to present emotional arguments to support a position. When Peter discovered he had cancer he approached the problem like any other.  "A weaker individual would have succumbed to self-pity," wrote Jeanne Mignon. "Peter, true to form, researched and advocated for every possible avenue for cure, remission or delay of the tumor engulfing his system." Peter had a quiet dignity as he faced his condition philosophically. There was a strength in Peter that bordered on divine - you could feel it in his presence.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2210136.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Personal Web Site.  "Death Be Not Proud"  May 17, 2008.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2206265.html Headlines: May 2008]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027617.html Engineering]  <ref>[http://peacecorpsonline.typepad.com/poncacityweloveyou/2008/05/death-be-not-pr.html Personal Web Site.  "Death Be Not Proud"  May 17, 2008.]</ref>''
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===2008: Ecuador RPCV Lynn Lurie took six years to write her novel, “Corner of the Dead" about Peru's Shining Path===
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Lurie, a former Peace Corps volunteer, drew upon her experiences and set the story in Peru during the time of the Shining Path guerillas.  “My theory was that terrorism is much like an illness,” she said. “You don’t know who is going to be dead or alive in the morning. It is the same sense that your world is turned upside down.”  She added, “The cries of the children in the book are not from the Andes but the NYU pediatric neurology ward.”  Rewriting the novel meant brushing up on her Spanish and studying the 2,000 pages of testimonies from the Peruvian reconciliation commission hearings, mostly accounts of villagers in the Andes.  Lurie served as a volunteer in Ecuador, but recalled visiting Lima, the capital of Peru, during the early 1980s.  “The Shining path was really active in Lima,” she said. “There were blackouts and you couldn’t go out after six o’clock.”  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2210133.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Item of Millburn & Short Hills.  "Novelist Writes Of Social Unrest In South America"  May 29, 2008.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2206265.html Headlines: May 2008]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030730.html Peace Corps Ecuador]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4497.html Directory of Ecuador RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2334.html Messages and Announcements for Ecuador RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027811.html Writing - Ecuador]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027811.html Writing - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027824.html Terrorism]  <ref>[http://www.theitemonline.com/page.php?page=3234 Item of Millburn & Short Hills.  "Novelist Writes Of Social Unrest In South America"  May 29, 2008.]</ref>''
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===2008: An Interview with PCOL===
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"The goal of PCOL is simple, to serve as a resource for Returned Volunteers and Friends of the Peace Corps and to further the third goal of Peace Corps.  I have never liked the term "Former Peace Corps Volunteer."  To me once you are a volunteer, you are a volunteer for life and I like to think of myself as continuing to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer primarily by contributing to the third goal through my web sites."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/3210426.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Will's Blog.  "Interview With Hugh Pickens Founder And Administrator Of Pcol"  July 4, 2008.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2206267.html Headlines: July 2008]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027693.html Journalism]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027748.html Expansion]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027683.html Internet]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2050367.html RPCV Hugh Pickens (Peru)]  <ref>[http://www.willdickinson.com/2008/07/06/interview-with-hugh-pickens/ Will's Blog.  "Interview With Hugh Pickens Founder And Administrator Of Pcol"  July 4, 2008.]</ref>''
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===2008: Daniel Pickens, son of RPCV Hugh Pickens says: "Pinto como si estuviera escribiendo"===
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"Mis abuelos coleccionaban pinturas de Josué Sánchez, el artista de los murales del monasterio de Ocopa. Crecí entre sus cuadros. Entonces empecé a imitar sus trazos y colores, hasta que a pocos fui encontrando mis propias líneas", afirma el artista. "Yo no dependo de nadie. Me tomo todo el tiempo para trabajar mis cuadros, por eso cada día voy agregando cosas a mis cruces. Si miras con cuidado, yo voy como escribiendo pequeñas cositas. Por ejemplo, conocí a esta chica, me ocurrió algo, lo coloco. Así, hasta que acabo de pintar la cruz." Daniel Pickens is the son of Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/3210418.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  La Republica.  ""Pinto Como Si Estuviera Escribiendo""  July 23, 2008.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2206267.html Headlines: July 2008]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027226.html Art]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2070520.html Galleries]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027706.html Painting]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]  <ref>[http://www.larepublica.com.pe/component/option\,com_contentant/task\,view/id\,233818/Itemid\,0/ La Republica.  ""Pinto Como Si Estuviera Escribiendo""  July 23, 2008.]</ref>''
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In 1962, Peru became one of the first countries in which Peace Corps volunteers served. Volunteers worked in grassroots development projects targeting health, agriculture, education and business development. A total of 2,646 volunteers served in Peru until the departure of the Peace Corps in 1975.

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[edit] 1966

[edit] 1966: RPCVs remember Peace Corps Volunteer Troy M Ross who died while serving in Peru in April, 1966 at Age 25

Troy M Ross served in Peru and died in April, 1966. The cause of death was deemed to be Accident-aircraft. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Dayton Daily News. "Troy M Ross Served In Peru And Died In April, 1966." April 27, 1966.


[edit] 1970

[edit] 1970: RPCVs remember Peace Corps Volunteer Marie Clutterbuck who died while serving in Peru in May, 1970 at Age 22

Marie Clutterbuck served in Peru and died in May, 1970. The cause of death was deemed to be Accident-natural factors. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Dayton Daily News. "Marie Clutterbuck Served In Peru And Died In May, 1970." May 31, 1970.


[edit] 1970: RPCVs remember Peace Corps Volunteer Gail Gross who died while serving in Peru in May, 1970 at Age 23

Gail Gross served in Peru and died in May, 1970. The cause of death was deemed to be Accident-natural factors. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Dayton Daily News. "Gail Gross Served In Peru And Died In May, 1970." May 31, 1970.


[edit] 1974

[edit] 1974: RPCVs remember Peace Corps Volunteer Dennis D Pfost who died while serving in Peru in March, 1974 at Age 25

Dennis D Pfost served in Peru and died in March, 1974. The cause of death was deemed to be Accident-fire. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Dayton Daily News. "Dennis D Pfost Served In Peru And Died In March, 1974." March 6, 1974.


[edit] 1999

[edit] 1999: Filmaker St. Clair Bourne was Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru

Over the past 30 years, St. Clair Bourne has amassed a substantial body of work about strong and controversial black artists and leaders: LeRoi Jones, Langston Hughes, Spike Lee, and John Henrick Clarke, among others. Most recently he's set his sights on the singer, actor, and activist Paul Robeson and former Black Panther Stokely Carmichael. Here Bourne reflects on his long career, the state of black documentary, and modern-day griots. In person, St. Clair Bourne exudes much of the same charisma that the subjects of his documentaries and news pieces are known for--people like Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones), Malcolm X, and Langston Hughes, to name a few, who seem to possess a passion that is uncommon in this age. Though the impression of Bourne etched in my mind comes from images taken nearly 30 years ago, when he was a young face behind PBS's Black Journal, he is still easily recognizable these days, commanding an air of respect on the set, like a five-star general in the old-school military. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers. "St. Clair Bourne:" March 1, 1999.


[edit] 2000

[edit] 2000: Peru RPCV John Watson Wins Top Air Quality Research Award

Watson has provided the scientific leadership for major research projects in the Grand Canyon, Mexico City, the Los Angeles Basin, the Monterey Peninsula, California's Central Valley, Reno, Las Vegas, Denver, Phoenix, Tucson, the Pacific Northwest, and in several major regions of south central Texas. He has assisted atmospheric scientists in many other countries to adapt these methods to solving their own air quality problems. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Desert Research Institute. "Dri Scientist John Watson Wins Top Air Quality Research Award" July 20, 2000.


[edit] 2001: Peru Peace Corps Medical Director Andy Nichols dies at 64

Nichols was a physician in family and community medicine. He had been director of the University of Arizona Rural Health Office since 1970 and served as Medical Director for the Peace Corps in Peru. He also was active in U.S.-Mexican border health organizations. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Arizona Republic. "State Sen. Nichols Of Tucson Collapses, Dies" April 20, 2001.


[edit] 2001: Peruvian President taught in Peace Corps Training Program

To the people of Peru, he is the leading candidate in the upcoming presidential election. To the people who went through State University College at Brockport's Peace Corps program in the summer of 1970, he is the bright, personable language instructor who rose to prominence from one of the poorest areas of South America. Leading in recent polls, Alejandro Toledo stands a good chance of winning a runoff election to be held in late May of early June. "Everyone's really excited about it," said Hugh Pickens, a retired engineer in Baltimore who runs a Web site for alumni of Brockport's long defunct Peace Corps program. Some 150 graduates of the Peace Corps program still keep in contact via e-mail, and have been following Toledo's career from the time he first ran for president five years ago to his current campaign, Pickens said. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. "Suny Brockport Alums Recall Peru's Toledo" April 23, 2001.


[edit] 2001: Peruvian stands on brink of presidency - and has 2 Tucsonans to thank for it

Alejandro Toledo was a 17-year-old slum dweller with ambition but little opportunity when he met Nancy Deeds and Joel Meister in 1963. The Peace Corps volunteers knocked on his family's door that year, looking for a place to live. Two years later, they were picking Toledo up at the airport in San Francisco, where he would start an education that launched him toward the presidency. "Without the help of Nancy and Joel, I probably would not have got very far," Toledo wrote in his 1995 autobiography. Now he finds himself leading opinion polls in the South American nation by 10 percentage points 2 1/2 weeks before the runoff election. � Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Arizona Daily Star . "Peruvian Stands On Brink Of Presidency - And Has 2 Tucsonans To Thank For It" May 19, 2001.


[edit] 2001: Dr. Haladayna talks about Peace Corps Service in Cusco, Peru from 1967-69

Students at Big Rapids High School heard a firsthand account of life in another country, thanks to a visit by returned Peace Corps volunteer Ronald Haladyna, professor of Languages and Literature at Ferris State University. As part of Peace Corps Day ’99 on March 2, Dr. Haladyna spoke to the students of Kathy Hazlett’s BRHS class about his experiences while serving in Cusco, Peru from 1967-69. Haladyna returned last fall from revisiting the area he had served as a volunteer. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Personal Web Site. "Dr. Haladayna Talks About Peace Corps Service In Cusco, Peru From 1967-69" June 26, 2001.


[edit] 2001: All in the Family - Joanne Bailis met her husband, Michael, while working in Peru from 1964 to 1967

Most volunteers will admit the Peace Corps changed their lives. That's more true for Joanne Bailis than for most. She met her husband, Michael, while working in Peru from 1964 to 1967; their daughter Anya is currently serving in Chad. In Arequipa, the second-largest city, Bailis taught at a school for retarded children, one of only two in the entire country. She went from door to door in search of eligible pupils, asking strangers if they knew of any retarded children. Many of her students had been hidden away by their embarrassed families, rarely venturing out and lacking any stimulation. In some cases, they were living alongside the animals. Bailis and her husband were among the first groups of Peace Corps volunteers, and in some cases were the first Americans the Peruvians had ever seen. "Getting to know people who on the surface aren't like you makes you realize how similar people are," she said. "You get a world view." When the couple returned for a visit in 1970, they found paved roads and water and sewer systems, along with intangible proof that their efforts had been effective. "People became prouder of things Peruvian," Bailis said. "They were beginning to wear the beautiful native fabrics and jewelry again." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Personal Web Site. "All In The Family - Joanne Bailis Met Her Husband, Michael, While Working In Peru From 1964 To 1967" June 26, 2001.


[edit] 2001: George Wachtenheim, Peru RPCV, named new USAID Mission Director for Colombia

As a 25-year veteran of USAID, Wachtenheim brings considerable experience and expertise to Colombia. Prior to his new appointment, he served as Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean at USAID's headquarters in Washington, DC. Wachtenheim also has considerable experience and service in USAID's missions abroad. He has served as Mission Director in Mozambique and Peru and as Deputy Mission Director in Egypt, Honduras, and Bolivia. Wachtenheim was also Deputy Director of the Peace Corps in Venezuela and Peru after serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: USAID. "George Wachtenheim, Peru Rpcv, Named New Usaid Mission Director For Colombia" June 26, 2001.


[edit] 2001: The Mathes's spent two years teaching at a teachers' college in Chiclayo, Peru, back in 1966-1968

My husband and I spent two years teaching at a teachers' college in Chiclayo, Peru, back in 1966-1968. As a result, a part of my heart is Peruvian, even though we haven't been there for thirty years. When I hear Spanish spoken, or have the opportunity to speak Spanish, I still feel connected with Peru. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Personal Web Site. "The Mathes's Spent Two Years Teaching At A Teachers' College In Chiclayo, Peru, Back In 1966-1968" June 26, 2001.


[edit] 2001: Warren Roberts went to Peru in 1964 as a Peace Corps volunteer

Even with his long and devoted ties to California, Roberts has managed to see his share of the rest of the world. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in landscape horticulture from UC Davis in 1964, he went to Peru as a Peace Corps volunteer. Two and a half years later, he returned to Davis and obtained his master’s degree in 1969. Then, it was back to Peru with the Peace Corps to assess damages after the 1970 earthquake. Somewhere in between he managed to travel in Europe as well. Described as a “wonderful ambassador for the university,” Roberts joined UC Davis as the arboretum superintendent in 1972. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Personal Web Site. "Warren Roberts Went To Peru In 1964 As A Peace Corps Volunteer" June 26, 2001.


[edit] 2001: Carolyn Kinsman served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru (1963 - 64)

From 1963 to 1965, Carolyn served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru, helping to establish artisan production and marketing cooperatives, than worked for two years in Puerto Rico, where she was part of a team that developed experiential approaches to Peace Corps volunteer training. She was a partner in a small business consulting and design firm in Lima, Peru, for two years, and lived a total of nine years in Latin America. She is fluent in Spanish. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Personal Web Site. "Carolyn Kinsman Served As A Peace Corps Volunteer In Peru (1963 - 64)" June 26, 2001.


[edit] 2001: The Mourning of Angels by Peru RPCV Patricia Edmisten

In straightforward, beautifully descriptive prose, subtly impregnated with the political and cultural history of Peru, Edmisten charts Lydia Schaefer´s journey from innocence--she is a Catholic girl, still a virgin, the product of a protective, loving home--to a stark, tragic maturity. Lydia describes her view beyond her barriada in Arequpa. ´Gray and white dominate the landscape. No road is paved. There are no trees. Nothing green. No spring flowers interfere with the dreariness. Looking up, however, there is visual relief. Misti, a 19,150-foot volcano, said to be dormant by experts, but alive to those who know her tremors, rises proudly over The City of my Hope. Snow lavishly bleeds down her sides, like the white mantle of the Madonna.´ Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Xlibros. "Review Of "A Mourning Of Angels"" June 26, 2001.


[edit] 2001: Peace Corps Storyteller: Rafting the Amazon by Charles Brennick:

I’d been traveling for about a month since I finished my service with the Peace Corps in Paraguay. I was with my Chilean girlfriend, Pali, and our hope was to reach Venezuela, by land. We had already explored Paraguay, Bolivia and Central Peru. We had left Huancayo and after a long, bumpy bus ride, had arrived in a town called Pucallpa located in the Peruvian Amazon. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Personal Web Site. "I. Pucallpa" July 16, 2001.


[edit] 2001: Frank Usher, Peru '67

Usher remembered that promise, when, as a political science major in his junior year, he saw a flier on a campus bulletin board advertising the Peace Corps. He signed up to become an agriculture teacher in the Rural Community Development Training Program. His group was the first to be trained outside the U.S. After months of intense training, an enthusiastic Usher was on his way to Checacupe, Peru, 11,000 feet up in the Andes Mountains. Usher got off to a rough start. On his third day, after eating at a restaurant owned by the mayor, he became ill. "I woke up at midnight feeling like a balloon ready to burst," he said. Violently ill with food poisoning, he found himself alone and sick. "I looked up at the sky and said, "Frank, if you can get through this, you can get through anything.'" The next morning, feeling weak from dehydration, he caught a bus to the Peace Corps headquarters where an American doctor treated him. After some rest, a shower and some clean clothes, he surprised everyone by saying he wanted to stay. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: UCR. "Frank Usher '67" July 18, 2001.


[edit] 2001: Team To Assess Re-Opening of Program In Peru

The Peace Corps announced today that it is exploring the possible re-opening of a program in Peru. In response to President Alejandro Toledo’s election day statement of interest in Peace Corps returning to Peru, a team of personnel will be traveling to Lima to conduct an initial assessment of the programmatic opportunities and the security environment and conditions there. Peace Corps first opened a program in Peru in 1962 and left at the request of President General Juan Velasco Alvarado in 1975, when it was felt that the developmental work could be effectively continued by local citizens. The assessment team will be in Peru from October 21-27, 2001, and will meet with a variety of government officials and development organizations to assess where Peace Corps volunteers might best collaborate with Peruvians on grassroots development projects. Previous programs supported 137 volunteers and trainees in agriculture, education, fisheries, forestry and earthquake reconstruction program. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Peace Corps Press Release. "Read The Peace Corps Press Release On The Possible Re-Opening Of Peace Corps Programs In Peru:" October 23, 2001.


[edit] 2002: Peru RPCV Albert Pagano, 71, of Vineland died in South Jersey

Born in Newfield, Mr. Pagano was a lifelong resident of Vineland. Albert was co-owner of Pagano Construction Co. in Vineland for many years. He was a 1949 graduate of Vineland High School. He was an alumni of St. John's College in Annapolis, Md., and the Great Books Program, class of 1960. He volunteered and served in the Peace Corps from 1960 to 1962 in Lima, Peru. He was a Navy Seabees from 1951 to 1955. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: The Daily Journal. "Albert Pagano, 71" January 23, 2002.


[edit] 2002: U.S. Peace Corps to Heed President Bush's Call for Volunteers

President Bush is to be commended for his strong emphasis on volunteerism in his State of the Union speech last night and, in particular, his support of Peace Corps volunteers. For more than 40 years, Peace Corps volunteers have worked overseas at the grassroots level with the goal of promoting world peace and friendship by helping to train individuals in their host countries, educating them about Americans, and upon return to the United States, helping to educate Americans about the countries in which they served. As the President relayed in his message and consistent with the safety and security of each volunteer, Peace Corps will expand its presence worldwide. There is a demand for Peace Corps volunteers throughout the world and an enormous interest on the part of Americans to serve overseas. We are in agreement with the President to double the number of Peace Corps volunteers over the next five years. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: US State Department. "U.s. Peace Corps To Heed President Bush's Call For Volunteers" January 30, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Bush to visit Peru and El Salvador next month

Bush will visit Peru on March 23 to meet with President Alejandro Toledo, then travel to El Salvador for a meeting with President Francisco Flores the following day, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said Thursday. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Boston Herald. "Bush To Visit Peru And El Salvador Next Month" February 7, 2002.


[edit] 2002: President Bush plans trip to Peru in March

Bush is to travel to Lima, Peru, on March 23 and San Salvador on March 24 after he attends the International Conference on Financing for Development, a conference sponsored by the United Nations in Monterrey, Mexico. "Peruvians over the last year have reaffirmed strongly their commitment to democratic principles and have shown leadership in promoting these principles throughout the Inter-American region," White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said. In Peru, Bush is to meet with President Alejandro Toledo to discuss free trade and efforts to blunt narcotics trafficking. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: San Antonio Express News. "Bush Adds Peru, Salvador To Trip" February 8, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Peace Corps to send volunteers to Peru and East Timor

Through the USA Freedom Corps effort, President Bush seeks to strengthen the Peace Corps as an organization and offer the talent of Peace Corps volunteers to new countries around the world. Doubling the Size of the Peace Corps: There are currently 7,000 Peace Corps volunteers serving in 70 countries around the world. President Bush pledged to double the size of the Peace Corps over the next five years -- bringing the Peace Corps close to its peak enrollment levels of the mid-1960s. Increasing the Number of Countries Where Peace Corps Members Serve: President Bush will work to expand opportunities for American volunteers to serve in countries where the Peace Corps does not currently have a presence and where the needs for Peace Corps assistance may be great. This includes expanding Peace Corps service in Islamic countries. Within the next 6 months, a number of countriesincluding East Timor and Peruwill welcome Peace Corps volunteers. And, over the next two months, Peace Corps volunteers will be returning to the Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in Central Asia. Peace Corps assessment teams will be sent to countries like Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Swaziland and Chad to evaluate opportunities for service. Sending Crisis Corps Members to Assist the Rebuilding of Afghanistan: An assessment team of Peace Corps staff members and experienced Peace Corps volunteerspart of the Crisis Corps programwill travel to Afghanistan within weeks to evaluate opportunities for the Peace Corps to assist the Afghan people in rebuilding. Expediting Applications for Peace Corps Volunteers: President Bush also called for streamlining the application process for Peace Corps volunteers, as well as improving the management, information technology and other skills and training to expand opportunities for today's Peace Corps members. Since President Bush announced his USA Freedom Corps initiative on January 29, more than 2,775 potential Peace Corps volunteers have started applications and almost 7,000 men and women have contacted the Peace Corps to ask about volunteering. The Peace Corps estimates that there has been a 300% increase in volunteer interest. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: White House Press Release. "Fact Sheet: The President's Commitment To Strengthening The Peace Corps" February 15, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Peru RPCV Hank Finken performs one man plays

Performer, published author, and playwright, Mr. Hank Fincken has written and produced 12 original plays and published 25 stories. He has enchanted his audiences, not only across the United States, but in South America as well. Hank has the distinction of being named “Master Artist” by the Indiana Arts Commission, as well as receiving the “Achievement and Service Award” by the Indiana Theatre Association. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Personal Web Site. "Hank Fincken" February 21, 2002.


[edit] 2002: President Bush announces return of Peace Corps to Peru

Bush announced plans to revive the Peace Corps, a venerated symbol of American largesse, with his signing of an agreement to reintroduce the agency to Peru after an absence of 27 years. “The first volunteers will arrive in August, a symbol of the stronger ties between our people and the stronger relationship between our nations,” Bush told a news conference with Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo. The agency first opened a program in Peru in 1962 but was expelled in 1975 by Peru’s then-military government. More than 2,000 American volunteers worked in Peru during those 13 years in development projects linked with education, agriculture, small businesses and social infrastructure. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: MSNBC. "Bush Arrives In Crisis-Stricken Peru" March 23, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Renewal of Peace Corps Program in Peru

President Bush is pleased to announce the re-establishment of the Peace Corps program in Peru, after a 27-year hiatus. Peruvian President Toledo, who requested the program's return in December 2001, has a special connection to Peace Corps: Peace Corps volunteers helped him win a scholarship to study in the United States. Peace Corps Director Gaddi H. Vasquez and Peruvian Foreign Minister Diego Garcia-Sayan will formalize the agreement in a signing ceremony during the President's visit to Peru on March 23. The Peace Corps will open the program with an initial group of approximately ten volunteers who will transfer to Peru from Spanish-speaking posts in mid-August. An additional ten volunteers will arrive in Lima in November to begin their training. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: US Department of State. "Renewal Of Peace Corps Program In Peru" March 24, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Bush touts reestablishment of the Peace Corps in Peru

Among the panoply of bilateral initiatives that Bush touted here was the reestablishment of the Peace Corps in Peru--27 years after its presence was ended by an anti-U.S. regime. The first of the Peace Corps volunteers are expected back in August, Bush said. Toledo has a personal connection to the program: Years ago, Peace Corps volunteers helped him win a scholarship to study in the United States. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: LA Times. "President Discusses Trade In Tense Peru Talks With Toledo Also Focus On Drugs And Peace While Authorities Break Up Protests. Critics At Home Say U.s. Leader Is Pandering To Latinos." March 24, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Cuerpo de Paz: prioridad a la salud y agricultura

"En Estados Unidos, para los voluntarios que conocen la historia del presidente Alejandro Toledo, él es una gran inspiración, porque refleja las mejoras que hizo el programa en las vidas de las personas, la comunidad y el país. Cuando realizamos trabajos, no esperamos ver resultados inmediatos. Para los voluntarios familiarizados con el trabajo en el Perú en años pasados y que ven que una de las personas que recibió sus servicios y asistencia es el presidente del Perú, esto constituye un gran orgullo. Significa que hubo un impacto positivo y se ofrece una gran oportunidad para verificar que este trabajo es edificante." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: El Peruano. "Cuerpo De Paz: Prioridad A La Salud Y Agricultura" March 25, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Daniela Vaughan es una candidata a voluntaria del Cuerpo de Paz

Daniela Vaughan, de 22 años de edad, es una candidata a voluntaria del Cuerpo de Paz y dijo que se siente un poquito nerviosa y a la vez feliz porque va a compartir sus experiencias con los moradores de la comunidad de Cabuya, en la provincia de Veraguas. Daniela estudió Biología del Ambiente en una universidad de New York y mientras estudiaba vivía cómodamente en un apartamento con aire acondicionado, energía eléctrica y agua potable. Pero por espacio de dos años, esta joven cambiará su estilo de vida, ahora vivirá en una casa de barro, con piso de tierra, sin electricidad ni agua potable. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: La Prensa. "Una Cultura Al Servicio De La Paz" March 25, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Ecuador RPCV Frank Shoemaker writes: Rubber Boots

I have friends in jail because of drugs; I have lost friends to drug abuse. The supply of drugs in the United States has not changed one iota no matter how many people are in jail or die from the disease of addiction; no matter how many people are killed in whatever country. This issue alone has an enormous impact on the health and well being of our children of Southwest Neraska. Columbia and the policies of the United States towards that country seem far away from us in Southwest Nebraska, but their impact is significant.��When I was living in the jungle in 1972, the rubber boots didn’t seem very important to a young Peace Corps volunteer just out of college. The mother and her child are dead, the Columbian college kid is probably dead, and maybe you have a son who’s in jail or who has died from the disease of addiction. Albert Einstein said, “Our actions should be based on the ever-present awareness that human beings in their thinking, feeling, and acting are not free but are just as causally bound as the stars in their motion.” Vietnam started in this same way, that is, starting with military advisers, then increasing military aid through different administrations, and finally an all out invasion. It’s not the cold war you say; its different somehow you say. Maybe. It is interesting to note that now that a few years have passed, the Vietnamese want to do business with us. If you would like more information, you can go to a search engine on the web (I used www.google.com) and type in key words such as FARC; if you would like to know how we treated drug addiction in the past, a study of the Harrison Drug Act of 1915 and why it was passed might be interesting. Southwest Nebraska is a great place to live, and I suspect that there are many stories like mine that local residents living in this part of Nebraska have hidden away like secret treasures. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Southwest Nebraska News. "Rubber Boots, A Commentary By Frank Shoemaker" April 4, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Peru RPCV Vicki Huddleston is Top US Diplomat in Cuba

Earlier in her career, she was chief of the Economic Sections in Sierra Leone and in Mali. She has worked in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, the Office of Mexican Affairs, and as Country Desk Officer for Bolivia. In 1988-1989, while working for Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, she drafted the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) legislation which became law in 1990. Prior to entering the Foreign Service, she worked in Peru and Brazil for the American Institute for Free Labor Development. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru, she organized the financing for the two housing cooperatives in Arequipa. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: CNN. "Peru Rpcv Vicki Huddleston Is Top Us Diplomat In Cuba" May 17, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Peru RPCV Joan LaLiberte raises a wolf cross at her church rectory

Singer is a domestic-bred dog, even hand-fed as a baby by a breeder. His parents, LaLiberte said, were also domestic-bred despite their wolfish background. Singer even has a few drops of German Shepherd in him, classifying him as a wolf cross rather than a full-blooded wolf. "Being captive-bred, he’s more like a dog than a wolf," LaLiberte explained. And that means he spends his days tagging along after his master when he’s in the house. The "alpha male" defers to the wishes of his mate, Ptchee, who gets the head of the bed next to Mom at night and the best dog biscuits at snack time. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Sullivan County Democrat. "Meet Callicoon's Newest Resident" May 28, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Empty-handed

Bush did, however, spring one surprise: the return of the Peace Corps to Peru after a 27-year absence. The volunteer corps, which the U.S. president says will “teach that we’re a loving country, that we care deeply about the citizens of the world,” left Peru amid anti-U.S. sentiment during a leftist military government. By August, Peru should see the first of about 150 Peace Corps volunteers who will serve in the Andean nation through 2003. Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo welcomed the corps’ return. But a Peruvian journalist had a different reaction at a news conference with Bush: “You are in a region now that has been devastated by terrorism and subversion and drug trafficking for more than three decades and you are offering us the Peace Corps?” Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Latin Trade. "Empty-Handed" June 1, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Peruvian President to Open Returned Peace Corps Anniversary Conference

Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo Manrique will deliver the keynote address to officially open the 40 Plus One anniversary conference of the Peace Corps at 9 a.m., June 21 at the DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and D Streets, NW. President Toledo has been a friend of the Peace Corps since early Peru volunteers stayed with his family in the 1960s. He will be introduced by two of those volunteers, Joel Meister and Nancy Deeds Meister, said Dane Smith, president of the National Peace Corps Association, sponsor of the conference/reunion that will last through Sunday. "The participation of President Toledo testifies to the enduring legacy of Peace Corps volunteers in 135 countries around the world," Smith said. "We are pleased he could be with us to share his personal and his country's ties with Peace Corps." More than 1,600 returned volunteers have registered to participant in the conference. � Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: US Newswire. "Peruvian President To Open Returned Peace Corps Anniversary Conference" June 17, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Peru RPCV Jack Hoffbuhr remembers Safety and Security of Andean Buses

"It was during my Peace Corps days high in the Peruvian Andes. My partner and I were working in the very small villages of that area building water systems, roads, and schools. It just so happened that Che Guevara's minions were also in the same area recruiting and taking anything that wasn't nailed down. But because we pretty much looked and smelled like everyone else, they left us alone." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: American Water Works Association Journal . "The Three C's" July 1, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Update: Jack Hoffbuhr remembers Safety and Security in Peru during his service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru in the 1960's

"It was during my Peace Corps days high in the Peruvian Andes. My partner and I were working in the very small villages of that area building water systems, roads, and schools. It just so happened that Che Guevara's minions were also in the same area recruiting and taking anything that wasn't nailed down. But because we pretty much looked and smelled like everyone else, they left us alone. The only transportation to a real town, where one could find hot water, cold beer, and something to eat besides guinea pigs, was a combination bus and truck called a mixto. People went up front, and pigs and chickens were in the rear. When our financial resources were thin, we joined the livestock. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: American Water Works Association Journal . "The Three C's" July 1, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Peace Corps arrives in Peru in one Month

El primer grupo de voluntarios del Cuerpo de Paz de los Estados Unidos llegará a Lima en agosto próximo en el marco de los acuerdos de cooperación anunciados por el presidente George Bush durante su última visita al Perú. El anuncio lo hizo el jueves el embajador de los Estados Unidos en Lima, John R. Hamilton, durante la celebración por los 226 años de independencia del vecino país del norte. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: El Comercio. "Cuerpo De Paz Llegará A Lima En Un Mes" July 5, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Peru RPCV Joan LaLiberte brings a Part of the West with Her

To date, the wolf has proved to be a teaching and a pastoral opportunity for the parish. Thus far, the law rather than the parish and the local residents has presented the only serious problem. Unlike the state of Idaho, where wild four-footed carnivores are a bit more commonplace, New York State rather severely regulates the ownership of a wolf. At the present time, only LaLiberte is allowed near Singer, so that although Singer and Pt’chee come in the house at night, during the day they are confined to their run alongside the rectory. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: The Episcopal New Yorker. "New Rector Brings A Part Of The West With Her To Callicoon" September 1, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Peruvian President Meets Peace Corps Director

During President Toledo’s historic visit to the Peace Corps’ headquarters, he will share with agency staffers personal details of the crucial role that Peace Corps volunteers played in his young life. In 1963, President Toledo, then an adolescent shoe shine boy, developed a lasting friendship with Peace Corps Volunteers Joel Meister and Nancy Deeds. After Toledo graduated from high school, Meister and Deeds helped him gain admission to San Francisco City College and later, San Francisco State University. Subsequently, the future Peruvian President would earn a scholarship for graduate studies at Stanford University. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Peace Corps. "Peruvian President Meets Peace Corps Director" September 12, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Peruvian President Visits Peace Corps

President Toledo had first expressed his desire to reopen Peru’s doors to the Peace Corps during his Inaugural Address in 2001. After a 27-year hiatus, Peace Corps volunteers recently returned to the Andean nation. By the end of 2002 at least two dozen volunteers will work in the Peruvian regions of Ancash, Cajamarca and Piura in small business development projects and rural health education. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Peace Corps Press Release. "Peruvian President Visits Peace Corps" September 14, 2002.


[edit] 2002: RPCV George Humbert leads Missouri presbytery's Joining Hands Against Hunger Mission to Peru

The Rev. George Humbert, the chair of the presbytery's JHAH network, told the Presbyterian News Service that "a pretty scary situation" resulted in "a stronger commitment by us and our Peruvian partners to right the wrongs being done in La Oroya." Over the next few days, the Peruvian and U.S. activists met with a number of Peruvian national officials to demand respect for Peruvians' rights, and the Peruvian Congress launched an investigation of the environmental degradation of La Oroya and the health problems of its children. A Peruvian national TV program called Contrapunto - the Peruvian equivalent of "60 Minutes" - broadcast a lengthy segment titled "Children of Lead." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: WFN. "Missouri Presbyterians' Confrontation In Peru" October 16, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Peru RPCV Richard Muirhead leads Rotary Club that works with Center of Friendship in Arequipa Peru

Richard Muirhead, director of international studies at Mount Mary College, has visited Arequipa often. He served in Peru during a stint in the Peace Corps and his wife, Isabel, is originally from Arequipa. This summer, students from Mount Mary will travel to Arequipa to do volunteer work at Busuttil's mission, Muirhead said. The West Allis Rotary Club has had a close relationship with the Arequipa Rotarians, including Busuttil, for the past several years. In July 2001, a delegation from Arequipa visited West Allis, taking in the city's Fourth of July parade and other events, and staying in the homes of local Rotarians. At that time, the West Allis club donated $2,000 to assist the Peruvian town as it recovered from a devastating earthquake. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: West Allis Star . "Circle Of Friends Rotary Members Among Those To Embrace Peruvian Town" October 18, 2002.


[edit] 2002: Peru RPCV Warren Roberts heads arboretum at UC Davis

Roberts has a bachelor's degree in landscape horticulture and a master's degree in horticulture, both from UC Davis. He also spent some time in Peru with the Peace Corps, traveled throughout Europe and taught horticulture and botany at Cal Poly Pomona before signing on as arboretum superintendent in 1972. The arboretum, 110-plus acres, follows the slightly meandering path of Putah Creek for about two miles through the Davis campus and easily contains 4,000 plants. In the early days of Roberts' tenure, the arboretum more closely fit the classic definition of a collection of trees and other plants for research or study. Roberts not only helped design plantings, he wielded a shovel. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Sacramento Bee. "On The Job: He's Cultivated A First-Rate Arboretum At Uc Davis" December 2, 2002.


[edit] 2003: Film Maker served in Peace Corps in Peru and later traveled to Tunisia

St. Clair Bourne was born in Harlem on February 16, 1943 and was raised and educated in New York City. He entered Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. after graduating from Xavier High School in New York and was aiming for a career in the Foreign Service Diplomatic Corps. But the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s got in the way when he was arrested during a sit-in in Arlington, Virginia in his junior year and left school. Suddenly adrift, he joined the Peace Corps and served as a Volunteer in Peru for two years, helping to publish a local newspaper that became a national award-winning journal during his tenure. Word of the activist reached EBONY magazine, resulting in a ten-page spread on Bourne and he became something of a Peace Corps celebrity. When his two-year term ended, Bourne entered Syracuse University on a work-study scholarship program, earning a dual degree in journalism and political science while teaching Peace Corps trainees. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Chamba. "St. Clair Bourne Was Born In Harlem On February 16, 1943 And Was Raised And Educated In New York City. He Entered Georgetown University In Washington, D.c. After Graduating From Xavier High School In New York And Was Aiming For A Career In The Foreign Service Diplomatic Corps. But The Civil Rights Movement Of The 1960s Got In The Way When He Was Arrested During A Sit-In In Arlington, Virginia In His Junior Year And Left School." January 28, 2003.


[edit] 2003: Film Maker St. Clair Bourne served in Peace Corps in Peru and later traveled to Tunisia

Suddenly adrift, he joined the Peace Corps and served as a Volunteer in Peru for two years, helping to publish a local newspaper that became a national award-winning journal during his tenure. Word of the activist reached EBONY magazine, resulting in a ten-page spread on Bourne and he became something of a Peace Corps celebrity. When his two-year term ended, Bourne entered Syracuse University on a work-study scholarship program, earning a dual degree in journalism and political science while teaching Peace Corps trainees. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Chamba. "Film Maker St. Clair Bourne Served In Peace Corps In Peru And Later Traveled To Tunisia" January 28, 2003.


[edit] 2003: Peace Corps Resumes Work in Peru

The Peace Corps resumed work in Peru on Monday, nearly three decades after a leftist military government ended the American volunteer program in Peru. The current batch of 28 volunteers will work on small business development and community health projects in coastal and mountain regions across Peru, a nation about the size of Alaska. The corps first sent volunteers to the South American nation in 1962. But the government ordered the volunteers to leave in 1975, saying that such development work could be better done by Peruvians. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Miami Herald. "Peace Corps Resumes Work In Peru" February 3, 2003.


[edit] 2003: Peace Corps Swears-In Volunteers in Peru

The first full group of Peace Corps volunteers to serve in Peru since 1975 was sworn-in on Monday, February 3, 2003. Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, along with U.S. Ambassador John Dawson, swore-in the 27 Volunteers during a ceremony in Santa Eulalia, Peru. President Toledo invited the Peace Corps to return to Peru in 2001 after a 27-year absence and signed an agreement with the Peace Corps on March 23, 2002. The first contingent of Peace Corps staff and four transferred volunteers arrived in Peru to restart programs in August 2002. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Peace Corps Press Release. "Peace Corps Swears-In Volunteers In Peru" February 7, 2003.


[edit] 2003: University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Peace Corps Training Center

Project records typically contain a bibliography of materials for trainees; bulletins of general information for trainees; correspondence from various project and training directors to university staff and volunteers regarding training, functions and progress of programs; instructions for trainees; news releases; a project reports; training program rosters; program syllabi and schedules of events; and information on volunteer support, graduation, medical concerns, technical training, and travel. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: University of Wisconsin. "Archives: Finding Aid" February 9, 2003.


[edit] 2003: The Toughest Job

On the outside, the men's prison in Arequipa, Peru--where I worked from 1964 to 1966--looked like an old fortified castle. On the inside, it was a cold, foreboding barn-like place. It wasn't cruel or sadistic; it was ruled, instead, by benign neglect. The vast majority of the prisoners were young men of Quechua origin, that is, they were Indians who spoke little or no Spanish. Most were from the high mountain towns of the Andes who had come down to the 7,000-foot-high city of Arequipa seeking work. Most were in jail for minor crimes such as petty theft, and many had common-law wives and children. The job I created for myself was to try to find work for the women so they could feed their kids while the fathers were serving their sentences. It was also my job to work with the legal system to try to speed up the trials. But justice was slow and enforcement was lax. These young guys had no money and didn't speak Spanish, so they were at the bottom of the judicial heap. Their trials were delayed because they knew no one of importance and couldn't pay to move their cases forward. By the time I left Peru, I had convinced two young women from the local university who were studying social work to take my position--a first for middle-class Peruvian women. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Tuscon Weekly. "The Toughest Job" February 27, 2003.


[edit] 2003: Peru RPCVs Dominick and Julie Maglio celebrate 20 years of their Montessori-type school

Maglio said the school's major accomplishment has been "turning out some incredibly bright, self-motivated students over 20 years." Today, Wider Horizons remains the only private non-sectarian school in the county. "We do not have any public money or any religious community to help us financially," Maglio said. "It's quality education on a shoestring," Wider Horizons calls itself a college preparatory school with a Montessori tradition. The first six grades are taught using Montessori materials and methods that encourage independent learning by individual students. The curriculum also is individualized, Maglio said. The school plans international field trips each year for students 14 years old and older. Last year, the Maglios returned to Peru with their students for 10 days. After their stint in the Peace Corps in the late 1960s, the Maglios returned to the U.S. where he taught developmental psychology at Marywood College, at Penn State University, and worked in the Eckerd youth camp. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Hernando Today. "Wider Horizon Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary Friday" March 11, 2003.


[edit] 2003: The Western Massachusetts Refvolutionary Anti-Imperialist League (RAIL) says Peace Corps propaganda doesn't tell you why they left Bolivia in 1971 or Peru in 1974

Peace Corps propaganda doesn't tell you why they left Bolivia in 1971 or Peru in 1974. The truth is that "the Bolivian government expelled the Peace Corps for its alleged activities in sterilizing peasant women without their knowledge. The Peruvian government expelled the Peace Corps for similar reasons in 1974." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Western Massachusetts Refvolutionary Anti-Imperialist League (RAIL). "Peace Corps Is A Tool Of U.s. Imperialism" April 5, 2003.


[edit] 2003: Peru RPCV Marlis Rufener designs houses that create less waste and give people a sense of community

When home designer Marlis Rufener lived in Peru while working for the Peace Corps, she didn't have running water, a refrigerator or a stove. The bathroom was a hole dug in the ground. Her dwelling was enclosed by a dirt wall with glass shards on top, and she had to drop a rope and bucket into a well to get water. The experience, combined with her other travels in Europe, Mexico and Independent Samoa, taught her how to make do in small spaces, cut down on waste and promote community -- knowledge she eventually applied to her home design skills. "I look at the very large houses being built today and despair about many trends they encourage: waste of materials, extra time and money necessary to clean and spend on maintenance, tying the owners to the house," Rufener said. "This can encourage an almost anti- social tendency to 'hole-up' in the house, rather than to become an active part of the community and neighborhood. Within the house, it also increases the distance between family members, allowing them to avoid one another when desired." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: The Columbian. "Pushing The Efficiency Envelope: Home Designer Makes The Most Of Every Square Foot To Make Houses 'Fit' With Owners, Create Less Waste And Give People A Sense Of Community" April 6, 2003.


[edit] 2003: Obituary for Peru RPCV Jon Davies

Ms. Davies, a Washington area resident since 1978, was born in Alliance, Ohio, and raised in Franklin, Pa. She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in general science and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru from 1968 to 1970. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Washington Post. "Jon Davies Language Analyst" May 2, 2003.


[edit] 2003: Peru RPCV Javier Garza to be Dominican Republic Country Director

Javier Garza, president and CEO of Meals on Wheels and More, has resigned to become an executive with the Peace Corps, the Austin nonprofit group announced Tuesday. He will become country director for the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic this summer. Early in his career, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru and has wanted to return to the service as an overseas executive, according to the organization. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Austin Business Journal. "Meals On Wheels Ceo Quits" May 6, 2003.


[edit] 2003: About Peace Corps

On December 12, 2001, Peru's president, Alejandro Toledo, officially invited the Peace Corps to return to Peru. Peace Corps Volunteers will now serve in Peru by providing critical support to communities in two primary sectors: small business and health. In 2003, 32 Peace Corps Volunteers and Volunteer Trainees will serve in Peru. The Peace Corps first opened a program in Peru in 1962. Volunteers worked in grassroots development projects targeting health, agriculture, education and business development. The program in Peru supported over 2,600 Volunteers from 1962 until Peace Corps' departure in 1975. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: US Embassy in Peru. "On December 12, 2001, Peru's President, Alejandro Toledo, Officially Invited The Peace Corps To Return To Peru. Peace Corps Volunteers Will Now Serve In Peru By Providing Critical Support To Communities In Two Primary Sectors: Small Business And Health. In 2003, 32 Peace Corps Volunteers And Volunteer Trainees Will Serve In Peru." May 18, 2003.


[edit] 2003: RPCV Leon Haller writes: I just thought of myself as being part of an adventure as a member of the first Peace Corps group that went to Peru

Many years ago, I found myself part of the alianza para el progresso at the beginning of the Kennedy administration. I just thought of myself as being part of an adventure as a member of the first Peace Corps group that went to Peru. I wanted to live in and learn about another culture. Oh, yes, I also wanted to escape the draft and the potential of becoming cannon fodder in Vietnam. These were the early days of the Peace Corps, when it was experimental for the administration as well as the volunteers. We helped build the training camp in Puerto Rico, and our arrival in Peru was delayed many months because of an overthrow of a newly elected government by four generals, one of whom I subsequently met. He tried to eliminate the other three. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Tuscon Weekly. "The Nation Could Learn A Lesson From The Corps" May 18, 2003.


[edit] 2003: Former Peace Corps Volunteers and Staff Participate in Iraqi Humanitarian Efforts

Michigan State President, Peter McPherson, was appointed to lead a team to revitalize the Iraqi economy. McPherson worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru during the mid-1960s. McPherson will work with the Ministry of Finance, and the central bank and nationwide banking network in Iraq. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Peace Corps Press Release. "Former Peace Corps Volunteers And Staff Participate In Iraqi Humanitarian Efforts" May 19, 2003.


[edit] 2003: Amanda Alexander finds that Peace Corps service in Peru is a learning experience

So after a long process of about one year, I arrived in Lima, Peru, to do two years of Peace Corps service. Originally from the small town of Silver Lake in Kosciusko County, I didn't think the Peace Corps would be hard for me. I figured, "Hey, I grew up in the campo ... dirt, bugs, no electricity, or running water won't bother me." Ha! I was wrong. Anyone who has been in my situation knows that it is hard no matter how or where you were brought up. That brings me to my job here in Cajamarca, Peru. First, I received three months of training near Lima, where the volunteers studied the culture of Peru, languages, basic needs of the people and technical skills to help along the way. Since the Peace Corps was just asked back to Peru by President Alejandro Toledo after a 30-year absence, the Peace Corps staff was very thorough. After the interviews and all of the classes, they decided where each and every one of us (27 in total) would be placed in the country. For me, that was Cajamarca. Mainly my placement in Cajamarca was because of my background in art. I was a business major in college, but minored in the arts and graphic design. Here in Cajamarca there are a lot of artisans. My job is to help these artisans increase sales, look for new markets, help them learn advertising/computer skills, or whatever they might need to help improve their quality of life. Since I have been here, I have been amazed with the artisans. They make the most beautiful ceramics and textile weavings that I have ever seen, and they do it all with unsophisticated techniques. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: South Bend Tribune. "Peace Corps Job Is Learning Experience" June 4, 2003.


[edit] 2003: Peru RPCV Diane Phillips dies of cancer

Mrs. Phillips She graduated from Los Altos High School in 1960 and from Stanford University in 1964. At Stanford, she met Julian Phillips. They were married in 1964 and headed to Peru with the Peace Corps, where they served for two years. Their daughter Lindsay was born in 1968, their son Jeff in 1971. The family moved to San Mateo in 1978. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: The San Alros Town Crier. "Diane Phillips, 60, Foothills Minister And Lahs Graduate, Dies Of Cancer" June 18, 2003.


[edit] 2003: Peru RPCV John McAuliff, Executive Director of the Fund for Reconciliation and Development, hosts reception for Her Excellency Mme. SUN Saphoeun, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kingdom of Cambodia

"At the outset, I wish to take this opportunity to thank the Fund for Reconciliation and Development (FRD), in particular Mr. John McAuliff, for organizing this regular meeting as well as for inviting the Cambodian delegation to take part in this important event. Every year, on the sideline of the UN General Assembly meeting, the Fund for Reconciliation has been constantly organizing this particular forum as an important venue for exchanging views and updating information on the latest development in countries, such as the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Kingdom of Cambodia. "Speech By Her Excellency Mme. Sun Saphoeun, Under Secretary Of State, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs And International Cooperation, Kingdom Of Cambodia" September 20, 2003.


[edit] 2003: Another Review of Portland's Andian Restaurant run by son of Peru RPCV John Platt

Peru is no more a single culinary region than the United States, where a world of difference rests between a Louisiana gumbo and a Boston baked bean. Geographically and culinarily, Peru breaks roughly into three parts: the coast, with its wealth of seafoods and its cosmopolitan capital of Lima; the Andean highlands, with their rustic flavors and deep cultural history; and the far eastern jungles of the upper Amazon watershed, with their rich tropical fruits (don't miss Andina's ethereal mango mousse). Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Oregon Live. "Andean High" September 26, 2003.


[edit] 2003: "The Peace Corps Never Warned Me what I was Really in For"

It's another blistering hot afternoon in Tabanco, a shantytown of about 400 people in northern Peru's Sechura desert. Heather Frankland, a soft-spoken, blue-eyed 24-year-old, walks along a stretch of the Pan-American Highway dressed in a blue cardigan and matching tank top over loose woven pants and sandals. She is part of Peru One, a group of 26 PCVs (19 are female) who are the first here since Peru's military government axed the program in 1975 during and anti-U.S. backlash. Her job, technically, is to teach Tabanco's residents about health, like the importance of hand-washing and boiling water. Her secondary project is teaching English to the local children a few day as week. Heather also spends much of her time going up and down the highway, stopping to socialize in people's homes. Eighteen-wheelers and buses roar past while passersby shout warm greetings to her, wave or honk their horns. Everybody in town knows who she is. "Being the first group, we're more here to establish and meet people," she explains, noting that because Heather is difficult for many of the Peruvians to pronounce, she goes by Flor. "It's better that gringa," she says, smirking. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Jane Magazine. ""The Peace Corps Never Warned Me What I Was Really In For" October 9, 2003.


[edit] 2003: Son of Peru RPCV John Platt open Peruvian Restaurant in Portland Oregon

Platt's father, John, is an Oregon native who moved to northern Peru during the Vietnam War. He served in the Peace Corps in the ancient city of Cajamarca. A Harvard graduate, John taught college physics and, on the side, taught English in the community. This is how he met Doris Rodriguez, the daughter of a local attorney who wanted his family to learn English. Doris and John began dating after the war, when John, who had remained in -- and grown to love -- Peru, took a job as the physics coordinator for the government's educational system. (As fate would have it, Doris was working in the chemistry coordinator's office.) Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Oregon Live. "Andina Welcomes With The Warmth Of Peru" November 16, 2003.


[edit] 2003: Andina Restaurant opened by Peru RPCV John Platt and family in Portland

Since her childhood in the Northern Andean town of Cajamarca, Doris Platt Rodriguez was exposed to the traditions of the country kitchen that celebrated the native ingredients of Peru. She remembers in particular the many varieties of potato, corn, peppers and sub-tropical fruits (like cherimoya, lucuma and mango), which were included together with local cheeses and meats at her daily family feasts. The dining table was the center and heart of family gatherings, storytelling and the school of manners through which she learned the values and customs of her culture. She recalls the graciousness of her mother and the humor of her father, and observes in anecdote that it was her grandmother who occupied the honored seat at the table and was always served first. And as a gesture to unannounced guests as well as the needy outside their door, her mother would always leave a little extra food in the pot, just in case. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Andina Restaurant. "Our Inspiration Behind Opening Andina Was A Vision Our Entire Family Shared. We Have Always Been Proud Of Our Mixed Heritage And Have Been Challenged To Find Ways In Which To Best Reconcile Our Love Of Peru With The Land We Have Chosen To Live In." November 18, 2003.


[edit] 2003: Award-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank is daughter of Peace Corps volunteer

Gabriela Lena Frank, an American-born woman of Peruvian, Jewish, and Chinese ancestry, grew up listening to Andean music. Creating her piano solo of "Sonata Andina" involved "taking Andean music and translating it to Western instruments," she said. In the second movement, for example, Ms. Frank imitated four-note chords she heard four men in Peru playing on panpipes. Later, during the fourth movement, her music imitates two kinds of native guitars, panpipes and the marimba (xylophone). G-major chords dominate in the "Sonata Andina" because, Ms. Frank explained, they were the first notes she heard. She is partially deaf and only began using a hearing aid when she was five years old. Ms. Frank's hearing impairment has resulted in barefoot performances because it allows her to feel the music. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: New York News Network. "Audience Explores Young Composers' Music" December 8, 2003.


[edit] 2004: American poet Robert Roberg reflects back on his life and times in Peru in the 1960s

Now I'm dancing the Huyano. I have a white handkerchief in my hand. A flute and two drums hold us in a trance. There are fifty of us whooping and dancing wildly "Hecha la" We are throwing white flour at each other and drinking the wicked Moonshine. The girls look so pretty. There's Toya and Gloria and Daisy. My head is banging like a drum as I stumble home in the dark. A clap of thunder and then bang someone hits me from behind and I sprawl forward. Who in the world.? I turn around and behind me is a goat standing in the trail rolling his head from side to side. Whoa is it Baphomet? I pick myself up and yell at the goat that stands as if he is ready to charge me again. All right all right calm down this is you path I'm going. Man my butt is sore. I look up at the sky and see Orion. My heart leaps. I don't feel so alone. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Cafe Press. "I'm Running Through A Yard Trying To Catch A Turkey" January 5, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Peru RPCV Thomas F. Crosby Jr. dies at 63

He worked for the Orange County district attorney's office and served on the National Labor Relations Board and with the Peace Corps in Peru before going into private practice in the early 1970s.Among the opinions he was most proud of, Crosby once said, were his anti-camping ruling and another opinion issued that same year prohibiting the Boy Scouts from expelling an atheist. Both rulings were overturned by the state Supreme Court. He "was a totally fearless, curmudgeonly iconoclast who was very bright and who called cases as he saw them," said Bob Wolfe, a research attorney who worked with him. "He was utterly unafraid to take on sacred cows." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Sacramento Bee. "Judge Who Overturned Southern California City's Anti-Homeless Ordinance Dead At 63" February 1, 2004.


[edit] 2004: ¿CARETAS toledista? Es la última versión de una recurrente y majadera campaña que a través de las décadas, y cambiando actores e instigadores, han hecho diversos interesados contra esta revista.

En nuestro país se tiende a endiosar a los hombres públicos cuando toman el poder y a lincharlos cuando están de salida. Nosotros tratamos de evitar ambos vicios. Al principio buscamos bajarles el moño y después, cuando están en el suelo, intentamos evaluar sus méritos y defectos. Es un ejercicio de equilibrio periodístico que, por cierto, a veces va contra la corriente. No es apreciado, además, por quienes tienen una concepción antropofágica de la política y sobre todo por aquellos que impulsan una agenda política rival y lapidaria. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Caretas. "Caretas Toledista" February 12, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Former Director of Peru Peace Corps Training Center Dan Sharp to Speak at NCEITA Annual Forum

Sharp's government service includes being with the United States Delegation to the United Nations (Economic and Social Council - ECOSOC) and as an official U.S. Government delegate to international meetings. He negotiated five international treaties for the U.S., created and directed the Peace Corps' training center for overseas staff, took the first volunteers to Peru, and directed operations in the Andes. He previously served for two years as Deputy Attorney- General of California, where he handled cases from trial through appeals at the State Supreme Court, and was liaison with all levels of local and state government. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Business Wire. "President Of The Royal Institution World Science Assembly To Speak At Nceita Annual Forum" February 17, 2004.


[edit] 2004: While Cliff Boyd was working with South American farmers during a stint in the Peace Corps, a visit to the Inca fortress city of Maccu Picchu in Peru solidified his interest in ancient people and their cultures

As a boy growing up in eastern Tennessee, Boyd developed an interest in history while listening to his grandmother's stories of Civil War veterans she had known as a girl. While he was working with South American farmers during a stint in the Peace Corps, a visit to the Inca fortress city of Maccu Picchu in Peru solidified his interest in ancient people and their cultures. "They had no written language, yet they built an incredible culture. They built roads, forts, temples," Boyd said. Exploring the ruins of a great indigenous population sparked Boyd's interest in the American Indians of his native Appalachia. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Roanoke Times. "Archaeologist Seeks To Uncover Region's History" March 3, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Margaret "Peg" Miller and her husband sought adventure by joining the Peace Corps. They ended up in a Peruvian village high in the mountains, at an elevation of 14,500 feet

The Millers sought adventure by joining the Peace Corps. They ended up in a Peruvian village high in the mountains, at an elevation of 14,500 feet. Margaret Miller taught sixth-grade English at the girls' school and gave workshops on hygiene to older women in the village. After 14 months, the couple came back to the states, and Margaret earned her master's degree in elementary education from Columbia University's teachers' college. She and Fred moved back to Castle Rock, and she taught fourth grade at Northlake Elementary. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: The Longview Daily News. "A Lifetime In The Classroom" March 16, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Peru RPCV Ronald L. Ecker is author of "And Adam Knew Eve"

The purpose of And Adam Knew Eve is to inform as well as hopefully to entertain, by gathering from the biblical text all sexually related stories, concepts, and laws, and presenting them, concisely but with attention to context, in convenient dictionary form. Sexually related material comprises overall such a significant portion of scripture that some knowledge of it is essential both in appreciating the Bible as a whole and in understanding the difference in attitude toward sex to be found between the Old and New Testaments. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Personal Web Site. "Preface" March 21, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Review of Portland's Andian Restaurant run by son of Peru RPCV John Platt

The kitchen at this upscale young Peruvian restaurant is generating some genuine heat. Sophisticated and playful, it's turning out consistently fascinating flavors and some of the most gorgeous presentations in town. Executive chef Emmanuel Piqueras Villaran has hit his stride, deftly redefining Andean tradition by thinking in fresh ways about key ingredients such as hot peppers, corn nuggets, quinoa, lime and cilantro. From beef-heart shish kebabs to spectacular seafoods to the city's best seviches (they stew in lime juice so briefly it's like a whisper), the food here is more than simply satisfying: It's exciting. When Andina stumbles, it's almost always in the service, not the kitchen. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Oregon Live. "Diner 2004: Andina" May 14, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Peru RPCV Kenneth C. Bardach named associate dean and director of ExecEdge Corporate Education at Olin School of Business

Kenneth C. Bardach has been named associate dean and director of ExecEdge Corporate Education at the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, announced Stuart I. Greenbaum, dean and Bank of America Professor at the Olin School. Bardach joins Olin from Case Western Reserve, where he served as associate dean of Executive Education Programs at the Weatherhead School of Management. Bardach served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Peru from 1967 to 1969. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Washington University in Saint Louis. "Kenneth C. Bardach Named Associate Dean And Director Of Execedge Corporate Education At Olin School Of Business" May 28, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Peru RPCV John McAuliff, Executive Director of the Fund for Reconciliation and Development, says "As I watch the news shows and read the NY Times, the deja vu factor escalates. Certainly there is a major difference between the motive of US military intervention in Indochina and in Afghanistan, but our political leadership class seems as ignorant of history and culture now as they were in 1945 and 1956."

"The crucial wrong turn increasingly looks like the Administration's decision to make bin Laden and the Taleban moral equivilants and one in the same as strategic targets, compounded by insisting on a unilateralist approach to coalition building and military action." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: World Council of Churches. "Analysis And Reflection" June 3, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Peace Corps Director Visits Peru, Participates in Swearing-in Ceremony

Peace Corps Director Gaddi H. Vasquez arrived to a warm reception in Peru this past week, where he met with President Alejandro Toledo and participated in the swearing-in ceremony of the first group of volunteers to serve in the new Youth Development program. “The 13 new volunteers will work with youth in Peru, where 60 percent of the population is under the age of 24, and only 34 percent of Peruvians complete high school,” said Director Vasquez. “One of the goals is to help them become productive workers, and perhaps achieve things their parents and grandparents never had the opportunity to try.” Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Peace Corps. "Peace Corps Director Visits Peru, Participates In Swearing-In Ceremony" June 10, 2004.


[edit] 2004: A new school in Paramount, CA has been named after the late Peru RPCV Leona Jackson in recognition of her lifelong dedication to helping students

In 1929 she and her family headed for California. She studied at the University of Southern California to obtain teaching credentials there. She landed a job at Paramount in 1946. She became a principal three years later and held that position until 1960, Superintendent Jay Wilbur said. Retirement was brief. Wilbur said that after a stint with the Peace Corps in Peru, Jackson returned to Paramount in 1969 to teach English to adult immigrants. "When she turned 99, they told her she had to retire," said June Murty, a friend of Jackson's who lives in Bellflower, Calif. Even then, "a lot of people would go right to her house for class with her." Murty said Jackson continued to hold class at her home until 1996. She died a year later. She was 102. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Omaha World Herald. "California School Will Hail Nebraska Native" June 24, 2004.


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